Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist
Educate the patient? Yes!
Our goal is to always educate each one of our patients with knowledge about the conditions that they are dealing with. This is the number #1 reason why there is such a high non-compliance rate in psychiatry. Also, patient's compliants about ineffective treatments or side effects dismissed. I know I get a lot of second opinion and reassess patient's medications.
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*We treat almost all conditions (except Eating Disorders) that require nutritionist, dieticians, typically inpatient or intense outpatient setting. Once stabilized from the acute phase, we can treat all other conditions that typically cause then underlying condition, which can often be trauma based.
We have provided a number of conditions that we treat but based on years of experience, we are very comfortable treating most psychiatric conditions. There are over 100+ psychiatric conditions so its hard to be an expert on rare conditions, but for very common ones we are comforting treating and teaching you along the way.
Here is a general overview of each condition that is treated at One Life Psychiatry. Based on the complexity of each condition, we may recommend additional interventions or school-based interventions to help with collaborative care for the best results and outcome.
Suicidal Behavioral or Non-Suicidal
In some cases, a recent stressors or sudden catastrophic event, failure or can leave people feeling desperate, unable to see a way out, and become a "tipping point" toward suicide.Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 34. The highest rate of suicide occurs in persons 75 years of age or older. The impact of suicide in communities makes suicide a serious public health problem. Find out more details, please review this article.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. Mild levels of anxiety can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders. They affect nearly 30% of adults at some point in their lives. However, anxiety disorders are treatable with a number of psycho-therapeutic treatments (psychodynamic therapy, CBT, etc). Treatment helps most people lead normal productive lives. To find out full details, please review this article.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home. Find out more details, please review this article
Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes changes in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. People with bipolar disorder experience intense emotional states that typically occur during distinct periods of days to weeks, called mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic/hypomanic (abnormally happy or irritable mood) or depressive (sad mood). To find out full details, please review this article
Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. Symptoms of ADHD include inattention (not being able to keep focus), hyperactivity (excess movement that is not fitting to the setting) and impulsivity (hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought). ADHD is considered a chronic and debilitating disorder and is known to impact the individual in many aspects of their life including academic and professional achievements, interpersonal relationships, and daily functioning (Harpin, 2005). ADHD can lead to poor self-esteem and social function in children when not appropriately treated (Harpin et al., 2016). To find out full details, please review this article (url: https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Oppositional defiant disorder is a common disorder in children and adolescents who are referred to mental health providers for behavioral issues. Individuals with this disorder experience varying levels of dysfunction secondary to oppositionality, vindictiveness, arguments, and aggression. To find out full details, please review this article (url: https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-are-disruptive-impulse-control-and-conduct-disorders)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
This is is a complex developmental condition involving persistent challenges with social communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behavior. While autism is considered a lifelong disorder, the degree of impairment in functioning because of these challenges varies between individuals with autism.To find out full details, please review this article (url: https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-is-autism-spectrum-disorder
Intellectual Development Disorder
This condition nvolves problems with general mental abilities that affect functioning in two areas: 1) Intellectual functioning (such as learning, problem solving, judgement). 2) Adaptive functioning (activities of daily life such as communication and independent living). To find out full details, please review this article (url: https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-is-intellectual-disability).
*Differs from psychosis- which various conditions can illicit including depression, anxiety, etc) Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the U.S. population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, trouble with thinking and lack of motivation. However, with treatment, most symptoms of schizophrenia will greatly improve and the likelihood of a recurrence can be diminished.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
This disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions). To get rid of the thoughts, they feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviors, such as hand washing/cleaning, checking on things, and mental acts like (counting) or other activities, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions. To find out full details, please review this article (url:https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-is-obsessive-compulsive-disorder)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear is a part of the body’s “fight-or-flight” response, which helps us avoid or respond to potential danger. People may experience a range of reactions after trauma, and most people recover from initial symptoms over time. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. To find out full details, please review this article. https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-is-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
based on the complexity of this underlying condition, we do not treat Eating Disorder(s) (Anorexia/Bulimia/Binge Eating) as this will likely require inpatient or intensive outpatient treatment. I highly recommend being evaluated at eating disorder treatment center. Please type in your zip code to locate the nearest facility in your area. Here is a link (https://map.nationaleatingdisorders.org) of association for eating disorder which will provide local treatment centers.
Child Maltreatment (Neglect/Abuse)
If you have immediate concerns or suspicions of child abuse or neglect, please immediately call toll-free hotline at 1-800-392-3738 (https://dss.mo.gov/cd/keeping-kids-safe/can.htm)
If you are scared, threatened, or abused by your partner, I would highly recommend you contact this toll-free hotline 800-799-7233 (url: https://www.thehotline.org) When you are ready, you will receive confidential support 24/7/365.
Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex condition in which there is uncontrolled use of a substance despite harmful consequences. People with SUD have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s) such as alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, to the point where the person's ability to function in day-to-day life becomes impaired. People keep using the substance even when they know it is causing or will cause problems. The most severe SUDs are sometimes called addictions. To find out full details, please review this article. Including: nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, cocaine, opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants, etc)
Sleep disorders (or sleep-wake disorders) involve problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep, which result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. Sleep-wake disorders often occur along with medical conditions or other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders. There are several different types of sleep-wake disorders, of which insomnia is the most common. Other sleep-wake disorders include obstructive sleep apnea, parasomnias, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. To find out full details, please review this article (url:https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-are-sleep-wake-disorders)
Major/Mild Neurocognitive Disorders (mostly commonly Alzheimers)
Dementia is a collective term (umbrella term) used to describe neurodegenerative disorders of the brain that affect cognition. It is estimated that over 55 million people around the world have dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia (60-80% of cases) and affects 6.7 million Americans. In people with dementia, the impairment in cognition is different from the memory problems associated with normal aging. Dementia can impair their ability to take care of themselves and their daily affairs. To find out full details, please review this article (url: https://www.onelifepsychiatry.com/post/what-are-dementia-and-alzheimer-s-disease)