Houston Family MD
Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Houston, TX
While common, anxiety and depression can diminish your quality of life and feel debilitating. Fortunately, board-certified family medicine physician Ranjit Grewal, MD, and his expert team offer simple anxiety, depression, and other mental health treatments at Houston Family MD in Cypress, Texas. To learn more about your options, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety and Depression Q & A
What are anxiety and depression?
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can make simple everyday tasks seem difficult. Depression causes constant sadness or feeling hopeless and worthless, as well as suicidal thoughts in some cases. With anxiety, you might experience feelings of fear, anxiousness, or nervousness about certain situations. Treatment can restore your quality of life.
What are the risk factors for anxiety and depression?
The cause of depression and anxiety isn’t always clear, but certain factors increase your risk of developing it, such as:
- Having a chronic illness
- Traumatic events
- Certain personality traits
- Family history of mental health disorders
Complications that can develop with untreated anxiety and depression include unwanted weight gain, alcohol or drug misuse, problems with social interaction, suicidal thoughts, physical aches and pains, trouble sleeping, social isolation, and a poor quality of life.
What’s involved in diagnosing anxiety and depression?
To diagnose anxiety or depression, Dr. Grewal and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive mental health evaluation and a physical exam. Dr. Grewal might recommend blood tests or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out certain medical problems.
What does anxiety and depression treatment depend on?
Your personalized treatment plan depends on the type and severity of anxiety or depression. Houston Family MD experts might recommend one or more of the following:
Making lifestyle changes can lower your risk or reduce the severity of anxiety and depression. Get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep, and reduce stress as much as possible.
Numerous medications can relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression. Dr. Grewal develops a medication regimen that best fits your needs.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, helps you learn behavior change strategies to help you cope with your symptoms and give you a better quality of life.
Don’t live with debilitating anxiety and depression when simple treatments can drastically improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Houston Family MD over the phone or online today.