Stanley Anxiety Disorders affect approximately ten percent of the population. Those who sufferer from these disorders experience excessive levels of fear and stress over daily life activities. These disorders can manifest through continuous states of anxiety, terrifying panic attacks, chronic sleep disturbance and other symptoms. Because they mistake these illnesses for emotional weakness, many suffer needlessly. Fortunately, Tom Clark Ph.D., M.A.R. provides traditional psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other treatments administered by mental health practitioners who specialize in treatment of Stanley Anxiety Disorders.
Tom Clark Ph.D., M.A.R. offers treatment for the following disorders:
This disorder is characterized by unpredictable panic attacks in which the sufferer may experience heart palpitations, difficulty breathing, nausea, sweating, physical numbness or tingling and other symptoms. Sufferers of Stanley Panic Disorder may fear they will die during the attacks, even though the physical symptoms of a panic attack are not life-threatening. Because the panic attacks are unpredictable and occur without warning, Stanley Panic Disorder sufferers may also develop agoraphobia, and fear places and objects connected to previous attacks. They may fear driving, exercising, being in enclosed spaces, and other situations where a panic attack may embarrass them or endanger their health. In extreme agoraphobia cases, the sufferer may feel unable to leave their home.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Stanley GAD sufferers experience high levels of stress over everyday life routines and events. Sufferers may feel overwhelmed by persistent fears of worst-case-scenarios and complain that they cannot "turn off" the stream negative thoughts in their minds. Stanley Generalized Anxiety Disorder may also manifest in a sense of constant alertness and anticipation. The anxiety these sufferers experience, however, lacks a specific or appropriate source. Physical symptoms can include irritability, headaches, muscle spasms, inability to concentrate or relax, being easily startled, excessive sweating of hands and feet, and sleep disturbance. Fortunately, Stanley Generalized Anxiety Disorder is treatable with a combination of medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stanley PTDS is a disorder suffered by those who have undergone or witnessed a violent or life-threatening event. War veterans and survivors of motor vehicle accidents, natural disasters, rape, assault, and child abuse may experience Stanley Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of this illness include "flashbacks" in which the survivor relives the incident, nightmares, angry outbursts, thoughts of hurting oneself and others, and feelings of emotional numbness, helplessness, and despair. Physical symptoms such as headaches and upset stomach may also manifest, particularly among children with the illness. Treatments may include medication and therapy. Unfortunately, many with Stanley PTSD feel shame concerning their illness and suffer in silence.