Our caregivers specialize in the treatment of many mental health conditions, including:
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder characterized by persistent difficulties with executive functioning skills: brain operations that control attention, memory, organization, motivation, impulsivity, hyperactivity, time management, social skills and other processes. These difficulties start in childhood and may persist throughout a person’s lifetime, leading to unstable relationships, impaired school or work performance, low self-esteem and other issues.
People with generalized anxiety disorder tend to expect disaster and worry continually about things like health, money, family, work, or school, out of proportion to the actual situation. They may feel as if their “worry basket” is always full – as soon as one worry falls out, a new one moves in to take its place. They often play the “What-If” game and imagine a string of negative scenarios that end in catastrophe. Instead of living in the present moment, engaged with loved ones and activities, people with anxiety often feel consumed by worry.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects communication and behavior and is caused by differences in the brain. People with ASD may communicate, behave, interact and learn in ways that are different from most other people. Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because the abilities of people with ASD vary widely. Some may require lots of help with daily tasks while others can work and live with little to no support.
Bipolar disorder is a condition that causes extreme mood swings from emotional lows (depression) to highs (mania or hypomania). A person may feel depressed for a period of time and then shift to feeling euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable for several days or longer. These mood swings can affect judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder characterized by intense, unstable emotions and relationships, insecurity and self-doubt that causes significant problems functioning in everyday life. BPD makes everything about a person feel precarious, including moods, thinking, behavior, relationships, and identity.
Dementia is not a singular disease but rather a group of symptoms related to cognitive functioning. People with dementia experience memory loss, trouble thinking, and behavior issues that make it difficult to function in daily life. While dementia mostly affects older people, it isn’t a normal part of aging.
Depression is a serious illness in which a person feels sad, down or less interested in activities most of the time for two weeks or longer. Depression affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves and can make it very difficult to engage with others and take care of daily responsibilities.
OCD is characterized by cycles of persistent, disturbing thoughts, images or impulses (obsessions) followed by ritualized behaviors (compulsions) intended to counteract the obsessions. These cycles consume a lot of time and get in the way of important activities.
Peripartum depression has the same features of major depressive disorder except that the onset is during pregnancy or within several weeks following delivery. It is a serious illness in which a person feels sad, down or less interested in activities most of the time for two weeks or longer. Peripartum depression affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves and can make it very difficult to engage with others and take care of daily responsibilities.
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced or witnessed a shocking, scary or dangerous event, including abuse, abandonment, neglect and domestic violence. People with PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, and uncontrollable thoughts that interfere with daily functioning and last for months or even years following the event.
If you are feeling suicidal, thinking about hurting yourself, or are concerned that someone you know may be in danger of hurting themselves, call the free State of TN Crisis Line
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is staffed by certified crisis response professionals.