Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Desert Hot Springs CA

Local resource for anxiety in Desert Hot Springs. 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.

Family Services of the Desert
(760) 288-7878
14201 Palm Dr
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Andrew James Elliott
(760) 864-9092
555 E Tachevah Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Ronald S Blustein
(760) 770-2222
68615 Perez Rd
Cathedral City, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Beverly Jewell, MA, Registered Professional Counselor
(760) 669-7027
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 200-163
Palm Springs, CA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Joseph Dunn
(760) 318-1223
255 Ridge Rd
Palm Springs, CA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 2010-09-13

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Brian David Wexler
(760) 320-3585
555 Tachevah Drive
Palm Springs, CA
Services
Child Custody Evaluation, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Diego
Credentialed Since: 2005-12-19

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Allison James Botwin
(760) 778-5355
340 S Farrell Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

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Joan C. Cartwright
(415) 320-5335
121 South Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Couples Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Alliant International University - San Francisco Bay
Credentialed Since: 1980-04-23

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Kenneth Garett
(760) 327-9566
225 S. Civic Dr, Ste 2-11
Palm Springs, CA
Languages Spoken
Spanish
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern California
Credentialed Since: 1984-02-14

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Andrew Stephen Janik
(760) 776-4770
41750 Rancho Las Palmas Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Anxiety

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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 ...

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