We are always one call away and we like seeing our patients in person (Covid permitting). We have offices conveniently located in Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Orange, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, and Dana Point - essentially near everyone in Orange County, so we live up to the promise of providing a psychiatric office near you. We offer a variety of health care providers including female physicians, Spanish speaking psychiatrists, providers experienced with the military, child psychiatrists, family mental health, pregnancy and postpartum therapy, and more.
Everyone experiences anxiety. Those who suffer from anxiety disorders experience "larger than life" levels of anxiety. It is important to treat anxiety as it can (and often does) interfere with daily life and can create more problems, including relationship problems. If you suffer from anxiety it is important to learn about it so you can lead a healthy life.
Sadly, there is no cure for autism spectrum disorder, but there is hope and there is a wide range of treatments. Our goal in treating autism is to maximize your son or daughter's ability to function and lead a life where autism does not dictate their success. Treatment should focus on the symptoms and support development and learning. Often, early diagnosis and intervention during the preschool years can, and often does, help your child learn critical social, communication, functional and behavioral skills.
We believe and use several analysis and treatment protocols, including applied behavior analysis (which encourages positive behaviors using a reward system), cognitive behavioral therapy (sometimes called talk therapy), social skills therapy, sensory integration therapy, speech therapy, medication, and alternative treatments.
Potential alternative treatments pending research include:
Asperger's is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which often is exhibited in difficulties with social interactions and nonverbal communications, there may also be restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior or interests. Asperger's is an autism spectrum disorder, however the patient may not have impaired language or intelligence. Similar treatments to Autism may be used.
Insomnia, when chronic, should be considered as a comorbid condition. Chronic insomnia lasts for at least 3 months and can be primary or secondary. Most insomnia can be treated with medication and typically this medication may be used only when needed. If left untreated insomnia can lead to fatigue, mood changes, or irritability.
If we were honest with ourselves, almost everyone suffers from PTSD from some life experience. PTSD causes people to feel like they are in danger or they may encounter extreme stress in situations that remind them of their traumatic experience. Do not make the mistake that PTSD is only for the military! It is incredibly important to treat PTSD, not only to ensure safety, but because living a healthy and happy life is possible (free from the symptoms of PTSD).
Psychotherapy is often the first step in working with people who experience "chronic" suicide ideation or behavior. When individuals are at any level of risk (especially if they have thought or verbalized how to commit suicide) it is extremely essential they receive a higher level of care, which may include hospitalization or intense in-patient or out-patient treatment.
If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, do not wait, get help. Utilize #911 or The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255. If you or a loved one is stable, but continues to have thoughts of suicide, please contact us and mention to our team the thoughts you are having so we can see you, as soon as possible.
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