What Causes Mental Health Problems?
OCD is not the same as being overly neat or concerned about germs, unless these thoughts and behaviors significantly interfere with our ability to function, whereas people with OCPD can be difficult to deal with and their symptoms may create conflicts in personal and professional relationships. OCD-related behaviors oftentimes are irrational, and people who struggle with OCD are often aware that these thoughts and behaviors are irrational to some degree, but they are unable to control these thoughts or refrain from the behaviors.
OCD, depression and anxiety can coexist, and symptoms of OCD be the source of depression and anxiety. People with OCD may also suffer with undiagnosed ADHD. All of these mental health concerns are not mutually exclusive, and many of the same medications are used to treat several of these disorders. At MindVibe, our providers will discuss your specific concerns in all areas of your life in order to address your symptoms in a comprehensive and thoughtful approach.
In most cases, symptoms of anxiety improve with psychotherapy or medications. Learning coping skills, making lifestyle changes, and learning relaxation techniques can also help. Both effective psychological and pharmacological treatments exist to treat your anxiety symptoms.
Adults who are suffering from OCD are likely aware of their thoughts and behaviors; however, children are usually unaware that something’s amiss. Oftentimes, parents or teachers are the ones who first notice OCD symptoms occurring in youth or adolescents.
Some of the more common obsession signs and symptoms include:
Anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions, with each having unique physical and emotional symptoms. They all have in common excessive worry and fear in situations that are not threatening.
Many people feel anxious when there is no apparent reason. You may feel intense worry about your safety or the safety of your loved ones or feel like something bad is going to happen in general. These emotional and physical symptoms can cause significant stress in all areas of your life including your personal relationships, at work, or in social settings. It is normal for these worries to change from time to time and age.
Children and Adolescents have similar worries to adults; however, they may have additional excess worries about a family members safety, their performance at school or at sporting events, being on time, or natural disasters-earthquakes or catastrophic events.
Children and adolescents with anxiety may:
Is characterized by excessive and persistent worry about everyday life. This worry can consume hours of your time each day, making it difficult for you to concentrate and complete daily tasks.
Is more than shyness and is driven by irrational worries about being negatively judged or rejected in a social or performance situation. You may feel like you don’t know what to say or worry about saying something stupid. Social anxiety can cause panic attacks if you have forced or anticipated social interactions.
Is characterized by sudden, intense, feelings of terror and panic attacks, often occurring multiple times and without warning. Panic attacks can occur even if you are not thinking about something specific. Symptoms of panic are often mistaken as a heart attack, because of the powerful physical symptoms that you may feel, including- shortness of breath, chest pain, feeling like your heart is racing, and dizziness. This can lead to frequently worrying about them reoccurring.
Refers to excessive worries and fears about being separated from someone you love or from your home. This is also common in children and adolescents.
Are strong, irrational fear reactions to a specific or anticipated situation, often a specific situation, place, animal, or object. Fear of heights or snakes is an example.
Is characterized by intense anxiety and fear of a situation where it may be difficult to escape. Agoraphobia may cause you to avoid leaving your house to avoid situations such as traveling in a car or airplane, being alone outside of your home, or being in a crowded area.
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