Dallas psychotherapist Dr. Tedi Koehn has worked with a number of women, both adolescents and adults, in overcoming a wide array of emotional issues. These issues cover a spectrum of emotional pain like anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are characterized by persistent, exaggerated worrying, even when a situation does not warrant a high amount of concern. People with anxiety disorders often expect the worst in every situation, and are overly worried about health, money, family members, or a job. While many with anxiety disorders realize that they are exaggerating their concerns, and a particular situation does not warrant their reaction, they find themselves unable to control their worrying. Anxiety disorders can completely take control of an individual’s daily life, making them feel as if they cannot function properly as they go throughout their day.
Dallas psychotherapist Dr. Tedi Koehn has worked closely with a number of women to overcome a wide array of emotional issues. This issue can feel debilitating. Panic attacks, also known as an anxiety attacks, are a sudden episode of increased fear and anxiety that comes for no apparent reason. Panic attacks are often accompanied by severe physical symptoms including heart palpitations, shaking, hyperventilation, chills, nausea, dizziness, faintness, and tunnel vision. Panic attacks are not dangerous, but they can be a very frightening experience. Getting therapy can alleviate the suffering that these attacks cause.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, is a type of mental disorder characterized by repeated, undesired thoughts or actions. A person with OCD will often be consumed by obsessive thoughts and worries, and will perform a certain act repetitively to rid themselves of the feelings of obsession. These repeated acts are known as “compulsions.” Compulsions are a way to provide temporary relief from obsessions. A person with OCD might repeatedly wash their hands to avoid contamination, or repeatedly check if a door is locked. While even healthy individuals have certain rituals such as washing hands or double-checking that a door is locked, someone with OCD will perform compulsions repeatedly, to the point that the ritual interferes with their daily life and causes stress and frustration. Dallas psychotherapist Dr. Tedi Koehn works closely with a number of women, both adolescents and adults, to help them overcome OCD, and other anxieties that accompany this disorder.
While everyone may feel sad sometimes, when these feelings of sadness persist for a few weeks and begin to interfere with a person’s daily life, it may be that a person is suffering from depression. There are a number of symptoms for depression. A person suffering with depression may experience intense sadness, a sense of hopelessness, worthlessness, guilt, irritability, and a loss of interest in activities that were previously pleasurable. Depression is a relatively common disorder that is often easily treated, however many people with depression do not seek treatment. Depression can interfere with daily life and cause further problems, such as health issues, or in some cases thoughts of suicide. It is important for someone suffering with depression to seek help and begin to live a happier life.