Glossary of Terms

Learn more about some of the conditions we treat.

AjD is diagnosed when a person can’t function at an expected level in a job, learning environment, social setting or other important areas of functioning due to experiencing a stressful life event such as the death of a loved one, a job loss or divorce. AjD is treatable and Regions is here to help.

Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives. But for some, feelings of extreme worry or fear can cause serious physical and emotional symptoms. Anxiety is a complicated medical condition and the most common mental illness in the United States. If anxiety is keeping you from enjoying everyday activities, it may be time to find help.

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition in which a person has wide or extreme mood swings. For most, there is no clear cause for the periods of extreme happiness and high activity or depression and low activity. A customized plan of treatment can help identify the triggers for manic episodes for those with bipolar disorder.

BPD impacts how a person thinks, feels and behaves and several symptoms can be dangerous. Those who live with BPD often have difficulty maintaining stable relationships as the combination of BPD symptoms can feel overwhelming. If you or someone you love is struggling with BPD, we can help.

Depression is a mental illness that affects what you think, feel and do. It can cause feelings of hopelessness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed and can cause fatigue or can even cause physical pain. It can be difficult to see a way out of depression but there is hope. Depression is a treatable illness and we can help.

IED is a mental disorder marked by episodes of unwarranted anger. Commonly described as “flying into a rage for no reason,” an individual with IED experiences behavioral outbursts that are out of proportion to the situation. With customized therapy, Regions can help.

Experiencing a traumatic event is difficult. But for people with PTSD, it feels impossible to let go of those memories or feelings. When your daily routine or relationships are disrupted by PTSD, it may be time to talk with a mental health professional.

Psychosis causes disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult to recognize what is real and what isn’t. These disruptions are often experienced as seeing, hearing and believing things that aren’t real or having strange, persistent thoughts, behaviors and emotions. While everyone’s experience is different, most people say psychosis is frightening and confusing. Through medications and therapy, Regions can help.

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can cause delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, trouble with thinking and lack of motivation. There is no cure for schizophrenia; however, with treatment, most symptoms of schizophrenia can greatly improve and the likelihood of a recurrence can be diminished.


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