Dr. Tayyib treats young and older adults. Her dual psychiatric and internal medicine background provides keen insights into the relationships of the mind, body and a person's overall well-being. This background, combined with her cross-cultural perspective and special interest in women's issues, … read more about Dr. Tayyib
Noel Sherry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre dame de Namur University. Noel spent 25 years working for Fortune 500 companies including 20 years at Merrill Lynch where he was both an investment adviser and manager. As far as his approach to therapy: “I work with each patient quite differently and each session can differ from the previous. Patients come in to get better or solve problems. That’s what we are doing here, and it takes some creativity to get this done.”
Anxiety is a natural response when facing a stressful situation. But when constant & interferes with daily life it is a disorder. Anxiety disorders are treatable. Efficacy and duration of treatment varies.
Since many anxiety patients have more than one anxiety disorder and may suffer from depression, substance abuse, or other co-existing conditions, treatment must is highly individualized.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):- pervasive worry & fear , nervousness & tension.
- Panic disorder:– panic attacks in episodes, fear of another panic attack. Develops abruptly, peaks within 10 mins, lasts for 20-30 mins.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):– unwanted thoughts / repetitive ritualistic behavior that are impossible to control .
- Phobia:– exaggerated fear of specific object/ activity/situation.
- Post-Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD):– increased anxiety & emotional arousal, re experiencing traumatic event , avoidance behavior . Develops following a traumatic event
Typical symptoms include:
- Mood – Feeling of apprehension
- Cognitive – Decreased concentration
- Behavioral – Restless, tremors
- Sleep – Sleep problems
- Body – Racing of heart, dizziness
- Weight – Weight change
- Number of cognitive behavior therapies exists that address specific conditions
- Complementary and alternative practices (Stress and Relaxation Therapies, Meditation, Yoga)
Depression is a mood disorder which is a more prevalent form of psychological distress. It affects the way you feel, think & behave & impacts all aspects of everyday life. It is not a weakness nor a ’bout of blues’. If untreated may have a permanent effect on the body functions.
- Mood – apathy, boredom, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, inability to feel pleasure, or emotional distress
- Cognitive – lack of concentration, slowness in activity and thought, or thoughts of suicide
- Behavioral – agitation, excessive crying, irritability, self-harm, or social isolation
- Sleep – early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep
- Body – excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite
- Weight – severe weight gain or weight loss in a short span of time
While the exact cause of depression is not known, the leading scientific theory is that depression is caused by decreased activity in the neural networks of the brain that regulate emotion and motivation. Increasing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain has been found to reactivate these neural networks, or create new networks. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that send signals between brain cells. Depression is most often treated with antidepressant medications. It is believed that antidepressant medications work by increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters. TMS offers additional treatment options for people struggling with depression despite traditional medication therapy
- Talk therapy
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) <insert hyperlink>
The key to recovery is to ask for help other treatment options are:
- Control stress
- Lifestyle changes
- Reach out to family & friends
- Identify symptoms at the earliest & treatment
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Substance abuse is a patterned use of drug consuming in amounts and using methods that are harmful leading to physical , social & psychological harm.
- Mood – Mood swing, irritability, outbursts of anger
- Cognitive – Decreased motivation & performance at work;
- Behavioral – Using drugs under dangerous condition, neglecting responsibilities, legal trouble & relationship problem
- Sleep – Changes in sleep pattern
- Body – Sudden changes in appetite; Tremor, slurred speech
- Weight – Changes in weight
- Recognize the problem & seek support from family , therapists & health care providers
- Talk therapy
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