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Dr. Thomas Hughes provides treatment for teens and young adults in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Learn more below about the conditions he specializes in below.

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Video games are designed to entertain gamers.  Unfortunately, too much of a good thing can be harmful. Learn more about how The Cube can be helpful for Internet Gaming Disorder, a diagnosis that describes when playing video games interferes with important aspects of daily functioning.

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Anxiety is a common emotion that we all experience at some point in our lives.  Some people experience anxiety without a specific cause or for extended periods of time.  A moderate amount of anxiety can be beneficial while an excessive amount can interfere with daily functioning. Learn more information about how The Cube can be helpful for anxiety.

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Most people experience a wide range of emotions throughout their life, including sadness.  However, some people experience a level of sadness that is out of scope for certain situations. Sadness that interferes with daily functioning due to the severity of sadness and the length of time it lasts is called clinical depression. Learn more information about how the cube can be helpful for clinical depression.

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The human body is designed to respond to stressful, scary, or traumatic situations with the fight or flight response.  After the trauma has passed, some people struggle to return to their baseline.  Learn more information about how The Cube can be helpful for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a diagnosis that describes when a life-changing event makes it difficult for a person to recover emotionally.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a condition that many youths show traits of having.  It is normal for children to desire making decisions on their own.  However, if your child’s quest to be independent becomes detrimental to their daily functioning, this may be a problem that should be discussed with a mental health provider.  Learn more information about how The Cube can be helpful for oppositional behaviors.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that affects children, adolescents, and adults.  Each age range can manifest symptoms differently due to a multitude of factors.  If there is concern about the possibility of having ADHD, click the link for more information about how The Cube can be helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

Other Conditions

Therapy is the primary treatment modality, but some conditions in the DSM5 may require primarily medication management and/or an outside referral to a behavioral specialist.  These conditions include, but are not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders (ex: Borderline PD, Dependent PD, Narcissistic PD), Eating Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This can be discussed at the time of consultation.