Depression comes in many forms, some long lasting and others situational. Some of the common features of depression include persistent low mood (including sadness, anger, or feelings of emptiness), disturbed sleep or appetite, social withdrawal, thoughts of death, and a loss of interest in things that used to be pleasurable. There are many effective forms of treatment for depression, including exercise, psychotherapy, and medication. Patients often benefit from a mix of various treatments, and Modern Mind Clinicians can help determine the most effective individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Like depression, anxiety comes in different forms. Anxiety often manifests as symptoms related to irrational fear and excessive dread, and many anxious people experience distressing physical symptoms including heart palpitations or shortness of breath. Anxiety disorders often co-occur with other mental health problems or substance abuse. At Modern Mind Clinic, we use evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and medication to help patients reduce anxiety.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder in which patients have an uncontrollable need to perform routines or check things constantly and repeatedly. Modern Mind Clinicians use a combination of medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce symptoms of OCD and to help patients improve awareness of obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviors and master skills for reducing them.
Also known as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar Disorder is characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, and ability to function. Many people with bipolar disorder experience problems in relationships, work and school performance. Modern Mind Clinicians use a combination of various treatments including medication, psychotherapy, and coaching to help patients better understand this illness, improve mood stability, and better identify early symptoms of mood changes.
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder that causes patients to have psychotic symptoms. These symptoms include hallucinations and troubling beliefs. Although no exact cure has yet to be identified, symptoms can often be controlled with appropriate medications. The medications used to treat psychosis are often complex and require proper monitoring. At Modern Mind Clinic we are more than qualified to evaluate, monitor and treat patients with these unique struggles. We also believe that working closely with the families of patients with Schizophrenia can be a vital part of successful treatment.
A type of anxiety disorder, PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can develop after a traumatic event (or multiple events, including abuse) that involved the threat of death or physical injury. PTSD symptoms can include disturbing memories or intrusive thoughts of the event, and efforts to avoid places or people that are reminders of the event. By using a combination of psychotherapy and medication, Modern Mind Clinicians help reduce symptoms of PTSD and help patients learn skills to reduce distressing symptoms and better cope with their feelings.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is common in children and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. People with ADHD often have trouble focusing, are hyperactive, and may struggle with controlling their behavior. This can cause problems functioning at school or at work. Modern Mind Clinicians can provide mindful awareness training, psychotherapy, occupational therapy, and medications to reduce symptoms of ADHD and help patients learn behavioral strategies to reduce the negative impact of ADHD symptoms on school and work performance.
Personality disorders begin in early adulthood and manifest as an enduring, inflexible and pervasive pattern of inner experience and behavior that cause significant impairment and distress in multiple domains. People with personality disorders often have difficulty regulating their emotions and connecting with others. Modern Mind Clinicians provide medications to reduce mood and anxiety symptoms associated with personality disorders and can provide therapy to help patients develop insight into maladaptive personality traits and better regulate their emotions.
Nutrient deficiencies can develop over time when the body doesn’t absorb the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can result in a variety of health problems including fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, and depression. Modern Mind Clinicians can identify nutrient deficiencies and make appropriate recommendations to address nutrient deficiency.
Substance Use Disorders, including alcoholism and drug addiction, are a complex brain disease resulting from habitual use of substances. Substance use disorders can trigger or exacerbate other co-occurring mental illnesses like anxiety and depression and can result in marked distress and dysfunction in relationships, school and work. Modern Mind Clinicians prescribe medications to reduce cravings, treat withdrawal symptoms, assist in detoxification and use psychotherapy to identify the triggers, thoughts and behaviors that lead to substance use.