Anxiety Treatment in Santa Monica
Anxiety Treatments in Santa Monica. Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks).
These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood.
Ketamine causes neurogenesis, which is different than traditional anti-depressants that work on the chemical levels in a patient’s brain. As many as 75-80% of people suffering have a significant improvement in their mood in as little as 1-2 treatments.
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3200 Santa Monica Blvd Suite # 204
Santa Monica, CA 90404
CHRISTIAN O’NEIL M.D
Dr. O’neil graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 2008. Upon and completion of his internship at the University of New Mexico, Dr O’Neil initially explored career opportunities which lay outside of those traditionally met by physicians. While living in Albuquerque, Dr O’Neil worked for a non-profit organization which provided mentoring services to homeless and incarcerated youths. Since then, he has nearly a decade of experience working as a physician or medical director in multiple addiction and drug and alcohol detox services.
Treating Mood and Anxiety Disorders In Santa Monica
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Phobia, or Social Anxiety Disorder, is an anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Social phobia can be limited to only one type of situation – such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations, or eating or drinking in front of others – or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called “rituals,” however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety.
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress.