Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Mountain Home AR

Local resource for anxiety in Mountain Home. 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.

Families Inc
(877) 595-8869
1041 Highland Cir
Mountain Home, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

Data Provided by:
Nancy A. Bunting
(870) 492-2425
815 Teal Point Road
Mountain Home, AR
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Illinois - Chicago
Credentialed Since: 1986-07-17

Data Provided by:
Patricia Jean Walz
(479) 785-1995
1100 S. Waldron
Fort Smith, AR
Services
Psychological Assessment, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Arkansas
Credentialed Since: 1992-07-21

Data Provided by:
Asim Raza
(501) 336-8300
350 Salem Road
Conway, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Mark Andersen
(501) 364-1100
800 Marshall St # 653
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Families Inc
(870) 425-1041
700 S Main St
Mountain Home, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Mary Jane Korson
Mountain, AR
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ouachita Counseling Services
(479) 394-3200
1210 Dequeen St
Mena, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Northside Behavorial Services
(479) 783-3900
3200 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Kenneth Gene Dowless
(501) 686-9406
4313 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Psychiatry

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...