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Sleep Disorders

Changes in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect health.

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in individuals who have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep. They may also wake up too early in the morning or feel a sense of tiredness upon waking. Insomnia can be either acute or chronic, as well as primary or secondary. Primary Insomnia is a difficulty with sleeping that is not related to any outside health problem or condition, while secondary is the result of a separate condition (such as asthma, depression, medication, or pain).

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder in which the brain fails to control its sleep-wake cycles. Those who experience this disorder may wake from a night of sleep feeling rested, but then quickly feel a sense of tiredness during the day. They may even fall asleep while doing everyday activities such as driving, talking, or eating. When dealing with Narcolepsy, it’s not uncommon to experience attributes of sleep while you are awake. This could include muscle weakness or numbness that is present to protect the body during REM, as well as dream activity during waking hours.

Restless Leg Syndrome

Much like it sounds, Restless Leg Syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in the legs that make one feel a compulsive need to move them. This typically onsets later in the evenings or at night, or after a person has been sitting still for a long period of time. This disorder can make falling asleep or staying asleep difficult, as it is most present at night when one lays down to rest. Due to this, side effects can include tiredness that makes it difficult to perform or concentrate during the day.

Sleep Disorders

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

A form of in-depth talk therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy works to bring forth the unconscious content of a patient’s psyche in order to alleviate psychic tension. In bringing buried thoughts or f...

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DBT (Dialectal Behavioral Therapy)

DBT, or Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, is used to help individuals live in the present while handling stress and learn to regulate their emotions while improving relations with others. Originally devel...

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Meditation

Meditation is a practice in mindfulness. While many think that it is the practice of “turning off one’s thoughts,” this actually isn’t true. Meditation is instead about learning to observe one’s thoug...

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Assertiveness Training

In layman’s terms, assertiveness training is a kind of behavioral therapy that teaches patients how to stand up for themselves. The goal is to teach the individual how to appropriately voice their nee...

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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

EMDR, of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a psychotherapy that helps individuals who are dealing with emotional distress from past life experiences heal. With EMDR, this healing can t...

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Psychopharmacology

The scientific study of the affects of drugs on the mind and behavior. Simply put, this is the observance of how medication can treat mental disorders. At our practice, this often includes Suboxone an...

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