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Treatable Conditions

Information on psychiatric conditions and effective treatment approaches.

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  • www.mentalhealth.gov - US Government website covering mental health including emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Explains basics of how our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Good overview information to help understand how our mental health affects us at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Today we know that most psychiatric illness has a chemical cause, related to the neurotransmitters in our brain. We inherit a genetic predisposition for these illnesses from our family of origin. As a result medications have been developed to reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with most psychiatric conditions.

Major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder; bipolar disorder and even schizophrenia are all due to chemical processes in our brain that can be corrected with the proper medications and knowledgeable care.

Here are brief overviews of the most common and treatable conditions Dr. Geiger encounters in her practice.