At Psychiatrists of Los Angeles, we have psychiatrists, mental health professionals, medical doctors who can prescribe medications for patients to aid their recovery from mental illness. Our psychiatrists also work with counselors, therapists and psychologists to ensure a holistic recovery from mental illnesses. Some common mental health illnesses include the following:
Depression is a mental health mood disorder typified by a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of enthusiasm. If you are depressed, you are not alone in it. it is a common illness that affects millions of people around the world. It does not respect persons or status. According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the major causes of disability around the globe and affects about 350 million people globally. There are many theories of what cause depression, some say that it relates to biological processes, others say it relates to psychological thoughts or upbringing, and others say it relates to doing work that one isn't passionate about and that the environment greatly shapes mental health.
It is okay to get nervous or anxious once in a while. It becomes a problem when anxiety becomes a regular occurrence, dominates your thought processes and influences your behavior. Anxiety as a disorder is a distressing mental disorder that affects between 20% and 30% of adults in the U.S. When anxiety starts to become the only thought that your mind has, then it becomes crippling. It makes it difficult to go to work, to show up to family events, to take risk in life. Many people with anxiety will make excuses for why they can't make things happen vs admitting that anxiety is dominating their thought process.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to focus. There are two main forms of ADHD. The first form occurs as a constant state of inattentiveness while the second occurs as a constant state of being hyperactive.