If you experience a mental health condition, substance use disorder or ongoing relationship conflict, turn to Palos Health for guidance. You’ll find a supportive, expert partner who helps you solve problems and feel better.
You’ll benefit from Palos professionals when you face almost any behavioral health issue, including these common concerns.
If fear, stress and uncertainty interfere with your daily life, you’re not alone. Each year, about 40 million adults in the United States experience an anxiety disorder such as:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – Frequent, exaggerated feelings of worry and tension about many things
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – Recurrent, unwanted thoughts or repetitive, compulsive behaviors
- Panic attacks – Sudden, intense fear, even when you’re not in danger
- Social phobia – Excessive self-consciousness, especially during everyday situations
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Take control of your symptoms and face daily life with more confidence when you get treatments such as psychotherapy and medications at Palos.
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic swings in your mood, energy and activity level. During a manic phase, you might feel excited and extremely active or reckless, short-tempered, sleepless and irritable. During depressive episodes, you may feel fatigued, sad and even suicidal. Sometimes, you notice signs of both mania and depression at the same time.
Bipolar disorder interferes with your responsibilities and relationships, so a Palos doctor may prescribe medications to stabilize your mood.
Psychotherapy can help you and your family manage your symptoms.
One of the nation’s most common mental health conditions, depression saps your energy and makes it harder for you to complete daily tasks and nurture your relationships. You may often feel:
- Sad, hopeless or empty
- Worthless or helpless
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
You may be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a frightening event—such as a mugging, assault, natural disaster, car accident or episode of abuse. When you experience this syndrome, you feel afraid even when you or a loved one no longer face danger.
Symptoms in adults include flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and constant anxiety.
Gradually improve your coping skills and reduce your fear by beginning specialized therapy at Palos. Ask about treatments available that may ease your symptoms and make you more comfortable participating in therapy sessions.
Personal relationships bring you joy, intimacy and support, but they can also cause stress. Learn how to cope with relationship difficulties and gain conflict resolution skills by participating in Palos’ family therapy program.
Addictions & Substance Abuse
If you use illegal drugs or prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, consume alcohol or engage in another activity that leads to a negative impact on your relationships and responsibilities, you may be at risk of developing a substance use disorder or addiction.
Learn the symptoms of substance use disorders and regain control over your life with our treatment program.
Some people have a process addiction, or a behavioral addiction, such as excessive shopping, gambling, having sex, exercising or working. We’ll help you overcome habits that interfere with your daily life, responsibilities and relationships.
If you experience both addiction and a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, take advantage of our services especially for people with co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis).