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Anxiety & Depression Disorders
Anxiety and worry are natural human responses to various life stressors. Such responses are to be differentiated from the following anxiety disorders treated at CHH: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Specific Phobias. Although very common, anxiety disorders can be quite debilitating. Even milder cases of anxiety disorders have the potential to dramatically decrease one’s quality of life and hinder an individual from reaching his or her life goals. Those who experience anxiety disorders often feel trapped by their anxiety symptoms and are unsure of where to turn for help.
The good news is that anxiety disorders are very treatable! Specific treatment protocols have been designed and supported by several clinical trials cited in psychological literature. Anxiety disorders are best treated with various forms of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which typically include some form of exposure. Cognitive-Behavioral models used at CHH include Cognitive Therapy (CT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Exposure and Response Prevention (EXPR).
Although most individuals’ anxiety can be successfully treated with evidence-based psychotherapy alone, psychiatric consultation for medication management can be provided if necessary. The clinicians at CHH value education and collaboration to ensure that the treatment provided is tailored to fit the individual needs of our clients.
While low mood and situational depression affects all of us, depressive disorders are serious mental health problems effecting millions of Americans of all ages. Depressive disorders are inclusive to the following: Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, and Depressive Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Symptoms of such disorders range in severity from mild to severe with suicidal thoughts or attempts. Many individuals seeking treatment at CHH for such disorders have experienced recurrent episodes of their symptoms, while others are experiencing their first and only bout of depression. Regardless of one’s history or life circumstances, the symptoms of depressive disorders can leave many individuals feeling that they are living in a hopeless fog with no way out.
In this way, living with a depressive disorder can feel like anything but a life. We believe that every person has the ability to live a life free from depression, so our first goal is to help clients see hope for their future. From there we work with our clients to tackle depressive symptoms by designing collaborative treatment plans that aim to reach individual goals.
The treatment plans designed at CHH are grounded in scientific research findings and echo various techniques of Cognitive Therapy (CT), Behavior Therapy (BT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Although research indicates that such approaches can yield a full remission of depressive symptoms, some individuals achieve the best results with evidence-based psychotherapy in conjunction with psychotropic medication.