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Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

December 19, 2019
Teen with OCD washing hands at sink

In psychiatry, OCD is sometimes referred to as “the great imitator” because the behaviors of someone with OCD can look like symptoms of many other disorders. Psychiatric evaluation by a mental health professional is a crucial first step to ensure patients with OCD receive an accurate diagnosis and are matched with an evidence-based treatment plan. OCD is a chronic illness. By engaging in evidence-based mental health treatment, individuals with OCD can control the symptoms and manage the associated disability.

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Skyland Trail on 11Alive’s Atlanta and Company

October 30, 2019
Skyland Trail adolescent psychiatrist on set being interviewed on 11Alive Atlanta and Company

Allison Nitsche, MD, MPH, the Medical Director of the Skyland Trail adolescent treatment program, appeared on 11Alive’s Atlanta and Company in October 2019 to talk about the opening of the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents ages 14 to 17.

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What Parents Should Know About Youth Athletics and Mental Health

May 28, 2019
little league baseball pitcher

For decades, youth sports in the United States has been an avenue for kids of all ages to make friends, be physically active, challenge themselves, and learn skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and the value of hard work—all of which can provide great stepping stones towards personal growth and achievement later in life. When it…

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