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Behavioral Conditions We Treat

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Take an easy, free online screening for common mental health and substance use disorders. To get personalized guidance from Palos Health's behavioral health services, call 708.460.2721.

If you experience a mental health condition, substance abuse 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.

Who Benefits From Behavioral Health Services?

You’ll benefit from Palos professionals when you face almost any behavioral health issue, including these common concerns.

Anxiety Disorders

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
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 (Manic Depression)

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness, 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.

Depression

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
  • Irritable
  • Restless
  • Lethargic
  • Indecisive
  • Forgetful
  • Suicidal

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.

Relationship Issues

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 and marital therapy program.

Addictions & Substance Abuse

If you regularly use a drug, consume alcohol or engage in another activity that leads to a negative impact on your relationships and responsibilities, you may be at risk of addiction or substance abuse.

Learn the symptoms of chemical dependency 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).