Sofia Amoashiy, MD
Location and Office HoursPeninsula Counseling Center
50 W Hawthorne
Valley Stream, NY 11580
At what age does serious mental illness usually start?
Studies in Australia show that more than 75% of people who develop a serious mental illness have their first episode before the age of 25, with the highest prevalence being the 18-24 year age group. Such disorders can have a profound effect on the lives of young adults. It is important to highlight the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment -- and the sooner, the better.
Does psychotherapy help treat bulimia?
Psychotherapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy, may help bulimics reduce binge eating, purging and relapse, and improve dietary restraint and attitudes towards body shape and weight. Prescription medication may be used with psychotherapy, but may not be as successful alone.
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What is the rate of incidence for anxiety disorders?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you are not alone. They are the most common psychiatric disorder, affecting 40 million Americans (about 18 percent) every year. Among anxiety disorders, specific phobias and social anxiety disorder are the most common.
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