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Below are some common symptoms of select behavioral health disorders. Please keep in mind that just because a person exhibits certain symptoms of a disorder, it does not necessarily mean the individual is afflicted with the disorder. In addition, an individual may be experiencing symptoms that are not listed below. If you have questions, please contact our resource and referral line at (630) 305-5500.
Remember, only a licensed behavioral health professional can make a true diagnosis.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Inattentiveness, impulsiveness, careless mistakes, failing to complete things, disorganization, avoiding tasks that require sustained effort, losing things, distractibility, forgetfulness, fidgeting, cannot stay seated over time, excessive movement, loud, being constantly engaged in activity, talking more than needed to get point across, blurting out verbally, cannot be delayed in turn taking, interrupting or intruding on others.
Persisting sadness or despair, insomnia, lack of appetite , lack of enjoyment in previously enjoyed activities, irritability, apathy toward life, friends, job, poor motivation, social isolation, hopeless, helpless and worthless thoughts about self, poor self- esteem, suicidal thoughts.
If you experience any of these symptoms, call our MOM's Line at (630) 527-7294. Depressed mood most of the day, noticeably decreased interest or pleasure in activities almost every day, noticeable weight loss or gain, insomnia or sleeping too much, fatigue, agitation or apathy, guilt, feelings of worthlessness, inability to concentrate, headaches, panic attacks, lack of feeling for the baby, fantasies of hurting the baby, recurring thoughts of death or suicide.
- Nurturing Mom: A support group for post-partum depression and anxiety
The birth of a baby can trigger powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect - depression and/or anxiety. The Nurturing Mom support group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:45 am, immediately following Cradle Talk (a weekly support group designed for new first-time parents and their newborns). The group meets at Edward's 27555 Diehl Road location in Warrenville, Door G. Babies are welcome. No registration necessary. You may call the Cradle Talk line at (630) 527-3957 for directions to the facility. Click here for more information about resources for Moms.
Low body weight, fear of food and weight gain, inaccurate perception of body weight or size, binging, abuse of laxatives, obesity, perfectionism, low self-esteem, vomiting, many bathroom breaks.
Elevated or euphoric mood, grandiose feelings about self, agitation, distractibility and racing ideas and movement, poor impulse control and poor judgment, rapid speech patterns.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Excessive cleaning, washing, touching, counting, repeating, arguing, organizing, checking, questioning and hoarding.
Hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thoughts and actions, illogical thoughts and references, agitation, blunt affect, concrete thinking, lack of enjoyment in activities that were once pleasurable, poor motivation, lack of spontaneity, and no initiative.
Cutting, burning or scratching on the body, especially on arms, legs and torso. Other types of self-injury include poisoning, carving, breaking bones, hitting, punching or head banging. Pulling out hair, pinching, biting and interfering with wounds to prevent healing, are also forms of self-abuse.
Failure to meet work, school and family obligations because of the substance use; Need for increased amounts of substance to achieve effects; Spending time in activities which revolve around alcohol or drugs; Withdrawal when ceasing to use. Withdrawal symptoms include sweating, tremors, vomiting/nausea, agitation, insomnia, anxiety, hallucinations.