At Axis Integrated Mental Health, we offer personalized and empathetic patient care. Our team focuses on improving your quality of life and giving you the tools to manage your condition more effectively.
Here is a list of mental health conditions we can help you with to make your life more fulfilling.
Major Depressive Disorder
Learn More About Major Depressive Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or clinical depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. MDD can change how you think and behave, causing challenges in daily activities.
According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), depressive disorders are a leading cause of mental disability in the world. In 2008, clinical depression ranked number three as the cause of the burden of disease worldwide.
Learn More About Treatment-Resistant Depression
Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a form of depression that has not responded to treatment with at least two antidepressants.
Most people coping with any type of major depressive disorder use antidepressant medication as their first line of treatment. Unfortunately, for people with TRD, standard medications may not provide adequate relief.
For people with TRD, identifying the right treatment can take longer than for others. The key is to remain patient and not give up hope.
In the United States, the estimated annual prevalence of medication-treated MDD was 8.9 million adults, and 2.8 million (30.9%) had TRD. As you can see, you are not alone with your treatment-resistant depression.
TRD can impact your mental and physical health and your ability to hold a job and function in everyday life.
Different Types of Depression
Learn More About Different Types of Depression
There is a lot of similarity in the symptoms for various types of depression, and the most frequently seen characteristic of depressive episodes is a feeling of listlessness and lethargy.
Even though symptoms might be common across various types of depression, their cause, intensity, and treatment options can vary significantly. The correct diagnosis for what type of depression you have is, therefore, vital in deciding the right treatment for you.
Learn More About Anxiety
Everyone experiences anxiety at some point; however, for people with anxiety disorders, experiencing worry and fear isn’t just an occasional occurrence; it is an everyday part of their lives.
Experiencing frequent anxiety can lead to interference with your daily activities. It can lead you to avoid both situations and places that provoke feelings of anxiety in you. There are many different types of anxiety disorders; however, the good news is there is treatment and help for anxiety.
Learn More About PTSD
Post-traumatic disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a life-threatening incident. Related symptoms may include nightmares, insomnia, flashbacks, and severe anxiety.
Experiencing difficulty coping after being subject to a traumatic event is a normal reaction. With proper care, most people can recover over time.
In most cases, the symptoms of PTSD appear shortly after the event and disappear naturally in just a few weeks. However, some people may continue to experience them for months or even years.
PTSD was originally associated with trauma in soldiers; however, PTSD can impact people of all ages, ethnicity, nationalities, and cultures.
About 6 out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point in their lives, with 12 million adults in the United States experiencing PTSD each year. PTSD is also more commonly seen in women than men.
Learn More About ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious issue that affects 6 to 8 percent of the population. It’s not something you should just brush off as a childhood ailment. ADHD is a lifelong condition that one has to manage into adulthood.
Many people believe that those with ADHD are simply unorganized and forgetful. Others consider them to be lazy or impulsive. In reality, these are symptoms of the underlying condition rather than the root cause itself.
An individual with ADHD may be able to channel their energy in constructive ways. Still, they have difficulty focusing for extended periods of time in school and other settings where sustained attention is required.
If you have ADHD, you need to understand that it isn’t something you can cure or just get over; instead, it requires constant monitoring and management.
Learn More About OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that causes people to experience intrusive, unwanted thoughts and images. These thoughts and images can be very disturbing, and they can interfere with everyday life.
People with OCD may be unable to stop thinking about the thoughts or images, even if they want to. This can lead to significant problems in everyday life, including difficulty concentrating, making decisions, and functioning in social situations.
In some cases, people with OCD may also experience a range of other mental health problems, like anxiety and depression. If you're worried that you might have OCD, it's important to talk to a mental health provider like Axis integrated Mental Health. We can help you understand your symptoms and offer treatment to help you manage your condition.
Learn More About Burnout
We all experience some level of burnout from time to time. It's not a bad thing; in fact, it's a necessary part of being human. Burnout is a mental state of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and uninterested in or unable to carry out one's duties.
Burnout is not just "in your head." It can be similar to PTSD and lead to more persistent health problems further down the road. The symptoms of burnout include cynicism or generalized irritability, feeling overwhelmed or that effort is worthless a lack of interest in work or other duties, and exhaustion.
Physical symptoms, such as headaches or backaches, and a decreased sense of enjoyment in activities that were once enjoyable may also be present.
Burnout is often associated with one’s job, but one can also experience it in other areas of life like parenting, activities, and other relationship.
Learn More About COVID Depression
COVID depression is a new and developing mental health condition. Individuals who contract COVID-19 have been experiencing long-term symptoms that they refer to as "brain fog" or "foggy mind."
Globally, depression increased by 25% during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This can be attributed both to the changes in lifestyle brought about by the pandemic and by the disease itself.
A startling 50% of American adults reported symptoms of major depressive disorder after a coronavirus infection. The risk of developing depression symptoms and other mental health disorders remains above average for individuals up to a year after they have recovered from COVID-19.
People with COVID depression often experience difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, and feelings of fatigue and depression. There is still much to learn about COVID depression, but researchers are working hard to understand it and treat it.
Do you have questions?
Our team at Axis Integrated Mental Health can answer all your questions and allay any fears. You might have about managing your depression or anxiety symptoms.
Axis Integrated Mental Health in Aurora provides a full suite of integrated mental health treatments under one roof. For appointments, call us at (720) 400-7025 or fill out our contact us form today.