Depression & Anxiety
Anxiety, in a nutshell, is a feeling of fear, worry, and unease. Naturally, it has to do with physical and emotional sensations experienced when one is nervous and worried.
When one gets challenged by anxiety, there is a high chance that the person’s behavior and feelings can get out of place, control and balance. Anxiety and stress have a crippling effect on different individuals and may impede different areas of one’s day-to-day life, which includes relationships and job performance.
Depression, unlike feeling sad, affects your life daily. It makes it difficult for you to find enjoyment in your daily activities. At times you might also find getting out of bed impossible, while at other times, going about your typical day, tasks will seem impossible.
We at CMA Primary Care & MedSpa Center focus on offering treatment that fights off the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our treatments involve counseling on treatment options, including medication therapy and referral to psychotherapy.
Depression is a condition that affects how a patient thinks, feels, and behaves. Clinical depression is persistent and interferes with a patient’s ability to function in their daily routines. The symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. If untreated, it can cause health problems.
A patient is diagnosed with major anxiety if these symptoms are experienced in two consecutive weeks:
- Depressed daily mood
- Diminished interest in activities
- Changes in appetite that results in weight gain or reduction
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
We’ll perform an in-depth medical evaluation and develop a customized treatment. Once diagnosed, a patient with anxiety or depression can be treated using various methods, including medications, counseling, and referral to psychotherapy.
The most common anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Social anxiety disorder