Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Moss Point MS

Local resource for anxiety in Moss Point. 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.

William Warren Smith
(228) 696-9224
421 Delmas Ave
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Sera K Cox
(228) 696-9224
421 Delmas Ave
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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John A. Stoudenmire
(228) 769-2311
4211 Hospital St
Pascagoula, MS
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Southern Mississippi
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-28

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Roy Barnes
(228) 497-0690
3407 Shamrock Court
Gautier, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Lighthouse
(251) 957-1752
9890 Tom Waller Rd
Grand Bay, AL
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Else Benjamin Tracy
(228) 762-7422
5009 Telephone Rd
Pascagoula, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Outreach Clubhouse
(228) 762-2340
2602 Criswell Ave
Pascagoula, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Pine Grove Counseling Center of Gautier
(228) 497-2412
3300 Ladnier Rd
Gautier, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Singing River Mental Health & Alcohol Counseling Service-Region 14
(228) 497-0690
3407 Shamrock CT
Gautier, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Lighthouse Restaurant
(251) 824-2500
12495 Padgett Switch Rd
Irvington, AL
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Mental Health Professional

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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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