Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Brandon MS

Local resource for anxiety in Brandon. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychologists and mental health counselors who can help with the hurdles associated with anxiety, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and can provide psychotherapy or medications.

Robert S. Scheid
(414) 305-6362
602 Forest Point Drive
Brandon, MS
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Colorado - Boulder
Credentialed Since: 1982-12-09

Data Provided by:
Brenda Belaga Price
(601) 664-0204
98 Burnham Rd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Richard Earl Rhoden
(601) 982-8330
4500 I-55 North
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
John David Richardson
(601) 982-8531
4500 I-55 North
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Howard Roffwarg
(601) 984-5808
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Stanley C Russell
(601) 824-0342
613 Marquette Road
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Data Provided by:
Marshall Edward Belaga
(601) 664-0204
98 Burnham Rd
Brandon, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Sharon H. Scates
2008 E Northside Dr
Jackson, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Career Assessment and Counseling, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1985-06-25

Data Provided by:
John Westbrook Norton
(601) 984-5888
2500 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Psycamore Partial
(601) 939-5993
2540 Flowood Dr
Flowood, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Anxiety

Provided by: 

By Barbara Hey

Who hasn’t felt it? Anxiety, that unremitting voice in your head warning that something is wrong—or will be wrong very soon. A voice that sets your nervous system aflutter.

The thoughts evoking such unease can be specific, from concerns over avian flu to rodents or finances, but the feeling commonly gets disconnected from the trigger and spirals away into a universe of its own making. When this happens you whirl into worry after worry after worry. For some, such anxiety comes and goes. But for others, this pernicious condition can cast a shadow over day-to-day activities, well being and, yes, even health. That’s when anxiety becomes a “disorder.”

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of anxiety disorder. However, all types of anxiety do appear to have a strong genetic component, exacerbated by life events, trauma and stress. Those with anxiety most likely suffer from several different manifestations and are also at increased risk of depression.

The different manifestations run the gamut from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, characterized by relentless, often unspecified worry) to social anxiety disorder (excessive self-consciousness and fear of social situations), phobias (an intense fear of something that, in fact, poses no danger), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, debilitating fear that arises after a terrifying event), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, recurring, persistent thoughts, images and impulses that manifest in repetitive behaviors) and panic disorder (sudden overwhelming feelings of terror, accompanied by intense physical symptoms).

If you suffer from any of these or know someone who does, take heart. A variety of techniques, some simple and others more involved, can bring a greater sense of peace to your life.

It also may help to know you’re not alone. Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) show some 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders right along with you, making it the most prevalent psychiatric complaint, according to psychotherapist Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and director of The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington. Yet only a third of those who suffer seek treatment, she says. She adds that of the millions who wrestle with anxiety disorders, women outnumber men two-to-one, and 10 percent of sufferers are children.

When is worry worrisome?
How do you know you have an anxiety disorder? Give yourself six months. If, after this amount of time, you still regularly wrestle with such symptoms as excessive worry, undue panic, negative thinking or endless obsessing over the “what ifs” of life, or their possible dire outcomes, chances are you have an anxiety disorder. It doesn’t much matter what you worry about. It could be a specific problem, or it could just be an amorphous feeling—what you might call the free-floating variety. All this stress wreaks havoc by catapulting you into the ...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...