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Dr. Hany Mekhael, M.D., Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist

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We have used a variety of therapeutic approaches and/or medications to treat children and adults with the following conditions:

Anxiety

Anxiety (phobias, separation or social fears, school refusal, generalized anxiety, or post-traumatic stress).

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – recurring obsessions (troublesome and intrusive thoughts) and/or compulsions (repetitive behaviors or rituals such as hand washing, counting, checking to see if doors are locked) which are often seen as senseless but which interfere with an individual’s daily functioning.

Depression

Depression – lasting feelings of sadness, helplessness, hopelessness, unworthiness and guilt, inability to feel happiness, a decline in school or work performance, changes in sleeping and eating habits.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder (manic-depression) – periods of depression alternating with manic periods, which may include irritability, euphoric mood, excessive energy, impulsive behavior, staying up all night, and grandiosity.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – short attention span, trouble concentrating, restlessness, forgetfulness, low frustration tolerance, problems getting along with family and friends, hyperactivity/impulsivity.

Autism

Autism (or other pervasive developmental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome) – characterized by severe deficits in social reciprocity, language, and/or thinking or ability to learn, usually diagnosed in early childhood.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders – either food restriction (anorexia nervosa) or binge eating and vomiting (bulimia), or a combination of the two.

Substance Abuse Disorders

Substance abuse disorders – alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine/methamphetamine/stimulants, heroin/opiates, LSD, club drugs (ecstasy, GHB, ketamine), prescription drugs (benzos, Ambien, Soma, etc.), inhalants.

Psychosis

Psychosis – irrational beliefs, paranoia, hallucinations (hearing voices, seeing things that don’t exist), social withdrawal, strange behavior, persistent rituals, and deterioration of personal hygiene. May be seen in developmental disorders, severe depression, schizophrenia, and some forms of substance abuse.

Conduct Disorder

Conduct disorder – severe aggression, assaultiveness, excessive property damage, lying, cheating, self-abuse (cutting, head banging).

Sleep Problems

Sleep problems – insomnia, night terrors, sleep walking, separation anxiety, excessive bedwetting beyond age 5.

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