Month: May 2013

Different Types Of Tourette’s

When people think of different types of Tourette’s they worry that any kind muscle twitch or vocal noise is Tourette’s and they have it!  However, this is not necessarily the case.  So before talking about different types of Tourette’s let’s define what Tourette’s is.  It is a combination of both vocal and motor tics that must be present for at least 1 year and never stop for longer than 2 months at a time. The vocal and motor tics may occur at the same time, but don’t have to in order to qualify for the diagnosis of Tourette’s.  They also must be causing a significant impairment in the individual’s life.

Now that we know this is how it is defined we can see there is a LOT of room for different types of Tourette’s from one individual to the next in considering different types of Tourette’s.  So if you have a throat clearing sound, coupled with brushing the right side of your hair back with your hand, a couple of times an hour every hour of every day for 2 months or more you probably have Tourette’s.  BUT, how much does that really bother you?  Do you really feel that you need treatment for this?  Most people wouldn’t even think of that as Tourette’s, but it probably is.  So in considering different types of Tourette’s we would call this mild.

On the other hand, which of the different types of Tourette’s would we think of if the same individual has a very loud throat clearing sound, coupled with brushing the right side of their hair back with their hand, every 15 seconds of every hour of every day for 2 months.  Now in considering which of the different types of Tourette’s we would be thinking of a severe case that would need treatment.  So keep in mind that even in two individuals with different types of Tourette’s there is a lot of variability between them.

To summarize in considering different types of Tourette’s they can range from mild to severe and not all will require treatment.  This is because Tourette’s disorder has a fluctuating course and the severity of the symptoms often changes over time.  So there may be periods of reduced tic frequency followed by increased tic activity.

Choosing A Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL

There are many things to consider when looking for a Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL.  One of these is what kind of training the psychiatrist has had.  The reason for this is that most people assume that Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL treat all mental illness related issues, but this may not be the case.  For instance some are more trained in children and adolescents, some in geriatrics, some in forensics and others in substance abuse and addiction.  One is not better than the rest, but may certainly be more pertinent for your particular situation.

The next thing to consider is how knowledgeable the Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL is.  Are they board certified in one or more specialties (like Child And Adolescent Psychiatry AND Adult Psychiatry)?  Does the Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL have a good reputation in town?  Have they treated others with conditions similar to yours?  Do they work alone or as part of a team?

Another consideration is how far the Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL is located from your home, work or school.  For some this doesn’t matter, but most people have a busy schedule and an easily accessible office that can be incorporated into a weekly routine may be one less thing to worry about.  Others may be fine driving an hour or more for the right Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL.

Lastly who is the right person?  The Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL you will choose will be listening to some of your most private concerns and it should be someone who makes you feel comfortable.  Is their staff friendly and personable?  Is the Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL easy to get along with?  Do they put you at ease or make you feel rushed like you are on a conveyor belt full of others right behind you?  Does the Psychiatrist In Boca Raton Florida FL care enough to call you back in a timely manner, between appointments if you should have questions or concerns?  Does the office feel warm and inviting?  At Proliance Center we strive to meet all these concerns for our clients.  Please give us a call today.  We are here to help. Look here for commonly asked questions many new patients have. 

What are Some Benefits of Family Therapy?

The benefits of Family Therapy are that it is an approach to therapy in which a family is guided to work together to solve a given problem within the family unit.   Family therapists view the family as a distinctive social system that functions through its own unique structure and patterns of communication.  When the family experiences changes within one family member, it not only affects the entire family as a whole, but also each individual member.  The benefits of Family Therapy are that it can generate significant positive changes for families as well as individuals and can provide useful insight that leads to a more comprehensive understanding of one another.

The benefits of Family Therapy are that it can help families to resolve specific conflicts, prepare for major life changes, or address how the family plays a role in each individual member’s life.  Some of the benefits of Family Therapy include the promotion of understanding of the wants, needs, and personalities of each individual.  Oftentimes, the benefits of Family Therapy are in helping to identify strengths or weaknesses within the family system that the family can build upon or improve, respectively.  Another of the benefits of Family Therapy are that Families faced with specific challenges can work together to identify contributing factors, set goals and develop strategies to overcome their struggles.  It can also be used in conjunction with a family member’s work in individual therapy in order to strengthen their system of support.

The general goals that provide the greatest benefits of Family Therapy are the improvement of communication skills, patterns of interaction and conflict resolution skills within the family and to create a more unified and supportive team.  Through these goals, families can not only overcome current challenges or disruptions, but they can also be better prepared to handle future setbacks.

The benefits of Family Therapy can be felt in just about any family.  It can address a wide range of issues from poor communication skills to devastating challenges.  If you feel that family therapy could benefit your family, a family therapist at Proliance Center would be happy to answer any of your questions.  

Psychotherapy in Boca Raton

“Psychotherapy” is the therapeutic treatment approach used by a trained professional to treat an individual, family, couple or group for a given presenting problem.  Psychotherapy in Boca Raton  is used to treat a variety of issues of a psychological or situational nature.  The process of Psychotherapy in Boca Raton  includes an assessment of the presenting problem, a working diagnosis or identified issue, a developed plan for treatment agreed upon by both the client(s) and treating professional, application of this plan to bring about change, and eventual termination of therapy.

At Proliance Center, the goal of Psychotherapy in Boca Raton  is to increase an individual’s sense of well-being to improve their mental health and general functioning.  The techniques involved in this process focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship between the professional and the individual, couple, family or group they are treating.  This relationship is built on trust, understanding, empathy, and support.

Psychotherapy in Boca Raton  can be practiced through a variety of approaches and settings, the most common being through spoken conversation.  Other forms of Psychotherapy in Boca Raton  include written descriptions, art, drama, narrative, or music.  There are also many approaches to treatment, such as psychoanalysis, behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology, among others.  This variety of approaches can be used to treat a wide range of mental disorders, crises, transitions, or adjustment problems.   Specific approaches are chosen by therapists based on their education, training, style, and preference combined with the identified issue and treatment plan.

The Psychotherapy in Boca Raton offered at Proliance Center is provided in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.  Our therapists work with their patients to help them identify their symptoms and struggles, improve their lives and reach their goals.  If you have questions about the process of Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, a Proliance Center therapist is available to speak with at any time.

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