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Treatment for a Wide Range of Mental Health Conditions

Aurora Mental Health Center specializes in the treatment of a variety of mental health conditions. After assessing the type and severity of the mental health challenges faced by you or a loved one, we make recommendations for appropriate and effective treatment.

Please note: This page is to be used as a resource and education tool, but should not be used as a substitute for professional help. If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911. If you’d like to make an appointment at Aurora Mental Health Center, or receive more information about one of the conditions below, please call 303.617.2300 during normal office hours. 

Some of the many conditions we treat include:

 

Addictions

For many individuals, using substances in small amounts or infrequently is not uncommon. Sometimes individuals use substances experimentally or casually. If this is the case, serious negative effects should not occur. If using substances starts to have a negative effect on life, it’s a sign of possible addiction. Read more…

Anxiety & Panic

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in America. More than 18% of adults (44 million) and 15-20% of children/adolescents are affected by anxiety disorders each year. Anxiety disorders are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened, distressed and uneasy for no apparent reason. Read more…

ADHD & ADD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common reasons children are referred for mental health services. It affects as many as one in every 20 children, with boys 3-4 times more likely than girls to experience ADHD. ADHD continues into adulthood for many individuals. Read more…

Autism

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are a group of complex disorders of brain development characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal behavior and repetitive behaviors. ASD affects 3 million people in the United States, with 1 in 68 children identified as “on the spectrum.” Read more…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder involves one or more episodes of serious mania and depression. Some individuals with bipolar disorder only experience symptoms of mania. If a person only experiences depression, bipolar disorder is likely not the cause. During episodes, a person’s mood can swing from excessively “high” to sad and hopeless. Read more…

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Depression

Major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting more than 16 million of American adults each year, and impacts approximately 2% of children each year. Across the lifespan, nearly 1 in 20 may experience a depressive episode each year. Treatment for depression is very effective. Many who seek treatment recover fully. Read more…

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Read more…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. People with OCD suffer intensely from recurrent unwanted thoughts or rituals which they feel they cannot control. Research reports cite OCD as the fourth most common mental illness after phobias, substance abuse, and major depression. Read more…

Grief and Loss

A loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Read more…

Parenting Support

Raising children can be one of the most challenging jobs in life; it certainly is one of the most important. Many parents have questions about how to respond to parenting challenges in today’s world and can benefit from support as they work through various situations that present themselves at different stages in their child’s development. Read more…

Personality Disorders

Personality refers to a distinctive set of traits, behavior styles, and patterns that make up our character or individuality. How we perceive the world, our attitudes, thoughts, and feelings are all part of our personality. People with healthy personalities are able to cope with normal stresses and form relationships. Those who struggle with a personality disorder have greater difficulty dealing with other people. Read more…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a traumatic event. PTSD can happen at any age and affects over 14 million American adults (4.4% of the adult population) in any given year. 5% of Adolescents will meet criteria for PTSD in their lifetime. Read more…

Relationship Support

While every relationship endures stress at times, a healthy relationship should bring more happiness than stress into your life. Research studies repeatedly show that couple’s therapy improves relationship distress and results in higher levels of marital happiness, greater warmth and support, more positive communication, and fewer negative emotions. Read more...

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling, and include hallucinations and delusions. Read more…

Sleep Problems

Most of us experience issues with sleep due to temporary conditions including stress, illness, or life conditions. Chronic sleep problems may be associated with a physical or mental illness, and require overall health assessment. Read more…

Stress

When life circumstances become extremely challenging, they can place excessive demands on the body and mind. Not all stress is harmful; in some situations, it may increase productivity and ability to respond in the moment. However, if stress begins to overwhelm the system, it can be detrimental to one’s physical, emotional, and cognitive health. Read more…

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