Depression is a serious mental health condition that can be a short-lived event or persist for long periods. It is characterized by an overall sense of sadness and despondency, changes in eating and sleep habits, decreased energy level, difficulty in concentration, social isolation, and thoughts of suicide. Achieve Concierge will help determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient by choosing one or a combination of treatment options, such as psychotherapy, exercise, and medication.
Generalized anxiety is a highly disruptive condition that causes the individual to feel overwhelmed by worry and irrational fears out of proportion to the actual event or issue. Symptoms include persistent thoughts of dread, restlessness, muscle tension, irritability, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. The clinicians at Achieve Concierge will use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness exercises, and medications to treat patients with anxiety disorder.
Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic-depression, can impact an individual’s ability to function, as well as damage relationships and negatively affect work and school performance. Bipolar Disorder is characterized by extreme and intense mood swings that shift between depressed mood and a manic state with little or no warning. Achieve Concierge utilizes a combination of treatment options, including medication, life coaching, and psychotherapy to help provide relief from the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and enhance mood stability.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder and develops in response to experiencing an extremely traumatic event where one fears for their safety. These events may be related to combat, sexual or physical abuse, loss of a loved one, a serious illness, or a car accident, for example. Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, agitation, detachment, avoidance of situations that trigger memories of the event, and self-destructive behavior. Our expert clinicians will use a combination of medication and psychotherapy to relieve PTSD symptoms, and teach patients tools for coping with these feelings and memories.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects about 10% of children in the U.S., and nearly 5% of adults. ADHD can negatively impact a person’s ability to perform academically or on the job. Those who suffer from ADHD may lack the ability to concentrate and the self-discipline to stay on task. Children with ADHD may exhibit disruptive behaviors in the classroom. Achieve Concierge clinicians will utilize mindfulness awareness techniques, medications, psychotherapy, and occupational therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD and help improve performance at school and work.
Personality Disorder encompasses a range of mental health disorders that usually appear in adolescence or early adulthood and are characterized by a very rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking and behaving. People who suffer from Personality Disorder tend to process inner thoughts and cognition in a maladaptive way, causing difficulties in relationships, work, and school. Our clinicians utilize medications to help reduce the mood and anxiety symptoms, and provide psychotherapy to help patients recognize these maladaptive traits and offer tools to help them better manage their emotions.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder that is identified by an overwhelming and uncontrollable need to perform repetitive actions or routines, such as washing hands 50 times a day or turning the light switch on and off a dozen times when leaving a room. By utilizing a combination of CBT and medication, Achieve Concierge can help provide relief of these life-disrupting symptoms. We will teach the patient how to recognize their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors and the skills to manage them.
THYROID HORMONE INSUFFICIENCY
Hypothyroidism, or thyroid hormone insufficiency, occurs when the pituitary gland produces an insufficient level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This leads to symptoms such as hair loss, weight gain, bloating, memory loss, fatigue, dry skin, muscle weakness, and constipation. As a result of hypothyroidism, patients can experience depression and anxiety. The clinicians at Achieve Concierge will assess thyroid hormone levels as a possible contributing factor in the mental health symptoms. If it is found to be so, we will treat the insufficiency with thyroid replacement therapy.
Nutrient deficiencies can wreak havoc on the body, causing a myriad of health issues, including weakness, concentration difficulties, fatigue, and depression. These deficiencies develop over time with the body isn’t absorbing a sufficient amount of a particular nutrient. Achieve Concierge will identify the cause of the nutrient deficiencies, be it diet or an autoimmune disorder such as celiac disease, which inhibits absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. We will then make the appropriate recommendations to correct the nutrient deficiency.
SEX, GAMBLING, SHOPPING ADDICTIONS
Poor impulse control is at the center of many behavioral addictions, such as sex, gambling, and shopping addictions. Often the person struggling with a behavioral addiction is acting in response to underlying emotions that are painful or unpleasant, and the behaviors are an effort to avoid feeling these emotions. As with all addictions, an individual with a behavioral addiction recognizes that the behaviors are negatively impacting their life, but feel powerless to stop them. Achieve Concierge can prescribe medication to help improve impulse control, as well as treat a possible co-occurring condition such as depression or anxiety. In addition, our clinicians will use CBT to identify the thoughts and emotions that trigger the addictive behaviors and replace the compulsive responses with healthy alternatives.