At Fyrklover Mind Reflection Medical, PC, Dr. Juraj Lukac treats childhood and adolescent psychiatric disorders with tremendous compassion and years of experience. His background is diverse which allows him to have a unique, holistic approach to the care of his patients. He is interested in identifying a variety of health and environmental factors that contribute to some of the challenges that his young clients are facing, taking a holistic approach first, to enhance diagnosis and treatment. Healing one system would produce significant healing in other areas, again for the best possible outcomes for his clients. His comprehensive services include treatments for ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, adjustment disorders, and oppositional defiant disorder. This top Lenox Hill anxiety therapist continues to strive for excellence in his practice though his ongoing educational development and overall patient centered approach to care.
Anxiety in children and adolescents is a very common mental health issue. It is quite understandable that some young people have a difficult time with all the school and peer pressures put on them today. While some children can cope well, those with an anxiety disorder exhibit excessive responses to a presenting set of circumstances. The fear or dread they experience can be so overwhelming as to impair normal daily function.
Children and adolescents with an anxiety disorder may have trouble sleeping, exhibit a decline in academic functioning, as well as have difficulties with peer interactions and family relationships. The Lenox Hill anxiety therapist recognizes that physical manifestations associated with anxiety disorders can include trembling, sweating and shortness of breath, or complaints of other ailments such as stomachaches, headaches, and muscle aches.
Anxiety disorders can manifest in several different ways. The Lenox Hill anxiety therapist treats Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorders (PD), Specific Phobias (SD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is possible that genetic and environmental factors may contribute to an individual’s risk of developing an anxiety disorder. In some individuals more than one type of anxiety disorder is present. Also, anxiety disorders can accompany other psychiatric disorders like depression or ADHD. If left untreated, anxiety disorders that begin in childhood can persist into adulthood. Depending on the severity of the diagnosed anxiety disorder and the level of impairment, treatment for a child or adolescent may include a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral, parent training, and family therapy. In some cases, medications or a combination of therapy and medications may be recommended. If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, give Dr. Lukac a call today.