Holland Hospital Behavioral Health Services offers a broad range of mental health services. Skilled experts provide care for the whole person—body, mind and spirit—in a comfortable, confidential setting. Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, medical social workers and other mental health professionals. Working together, we help address such concerns as:
Adjustment disorder—Emotional and/or behavioral problems following a specific stressor, which significantly interferes with social, work, or school functioning.
Affective disorder (Also known as mood disorder.)—a category of mental health problems that include depressive disorders.
Agoraphobia—a Greek word that literally means "fear of the marketplace." This anxiety disorder involves the fear of experiencing a panic attack in a place or situation from which escape may be difficult or embarrassing.
Anorexia nervosa (Also called anorexia.)—an eating disorder in which people intentionally starve themselves. It causes extreme weight loss, which the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), defines as at least 15 percent below the individual's normal body weight.
Antisocial personality disorder—persons with this disorder characteristically disregard the feelings, property, authority, and respect of others, for their own personal gain. This may include violent or aggressive acts involving or targeting other individuals, without a sense or remorse or guilt for any of their destructive actions.
Anxiety—an intense feeling of fear or discomfort, often accompanied by physical symptoms, such and a pounding heart, sweating, nausea, rapid breathing, dizziness, or numbness.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a behavior disorder, usually first diagnosed in childhood, that is characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.
Binge eating disorder—a disorder that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating (or binges). It differs from bulimia, however, because its sufferers do not purge their bodies of the excess food via vomiting, laxative abuse, or diuretic abuse.
Bipolar disorder—a spectrum of mood swing disorders (see manic depression) which can specify the rhythms of cycles an individual experiences.
Borderline personality disorder—persons with this disorder present instability in their perceptions of themselves, and have difficulty maintaining stable relationships. Moods may also be inconsistent, but never neutral—their sense of reality is always seen in "black and white." Persons with borderline personality disorder often feel as though they lacked a certain level of nurturing while growing up and, as a result, incessantly seek a higher level of caretaking from others as adults. This may be achieved through manipulation of others, leaving them often feeling empty, angry and abandoned, which may lead to desperate and impulsive behavior.
Delusions—a perception that is thought to be true by the person experiencing it, although the perception is wrong. There are many types of delusions (e.g. delusions of grandeur).
Depression—a depressive disorder characterized by extreme feelings of sadness, lack of self-worth and dejection.
Eating disorders—abnormal eating behaviors.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)—a mental disorder that causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause. Persons with generalized anxiety disorder often worry excessively about health, money, family or work, and continually anticipate disaster.
Impulse control disorders—a lack of judgement in the ability to control one's behavior. Examples include kleptomania (stealing), pyromania (fire starting), trichotillomania (pulling out one's hair), and pathologic gambling.
Learning disorders—seen in childhood; also identified in adulthood. Reading, writing, and mathematical calculations are challenging to understand and express. May interfere with social, work, and academic progression.
Major depression (Also known as clinical depression or unipolar depression.)—classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs, becoming a serious medical condition and important health concern in this country.
Manic depression (Also known as bipolar disorder.)—classified as a type of affective disorder or mood disorder that goes beyond the day's ordinary ups and downs. Manic depression is characterized by periodic episodes of extreme elation, elevated mood, or irritability (also called mania) countered by periodic, classic depressive symptoms.
Mood disorder (Also known as affective disorder.)—a category of mental health problems which includes depressive disorders.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)—an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he or she tries to manage through a ritualized activity to reduce the anxiety. Frequently occurring disturbing thoughts or images are called obsessions, and the rituals performed to try to prevent or dispel them are called compulsions.
Panic disorder—characterized by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attacks—bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear. In-between panic attacks, persons with panic disorder worry excessively about when and where the next attack may occur.
Paranoid personality disorder—persons with this disorder are often cold, distant, and unable to form close, interpersonal relationships. Often overly, yet unjustifiably, suspicious of their surroundings, persons with paranoid personality disorder generally cannot see their role in conflict situations and often project their feelings of paranoia as anger onto others.
Phobia—an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks, of the ordeal. Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb. Once referred to as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue."
Schizophrenia—one of the most complex of all mental health disorders; involves a severe, chronic, and disabling disturbance of the brain.
Social phobia—an anxiety disorder in which a person has significant anxiety and discomfort related to a fear of being embarrassed, humiliated, or scorned by others in social or performance situations.
Substance abuse disorder—includes alcohol and drug misuse and abuse. Problems extend into the social, family, and occupational functions of the affected person. Any drug, including alcohol, that is used in excess of legal limits or prescription directions is considered abusive. Intoxication and withdrawal are common problems in the abusing population.