Most people have feelings of sadness from time to time, but clinical depression is far more pronounced and can benefit from professional care. Depression is one of several depressive disorders marked by persistent low moods and intense sadness. Other common symptoms of depression in adults include:
Additional symptoms seen in children and teenagers include:
Some people with depression also display reckless behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse.
The constant worrying and fear associated with an anxiety disorder can become disabling and prevent you from leading a fulfilling life. These disorders range from general anxiety to panic disorders and phobias. Common anxiety symptoms include:
Depression and anxiety are not the same but often occur together. People can suffer from both disorders, and people with depression usually have a history of anxiety.
While the disorders can share similar symptoms like irritability, sleep issues, nervousness, and difficulty concentrating, they each have unique causes and treatments.
Effective anxiety and depression treatment depend on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms. The Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical team works closely with you in a safe and nurturing environment to evaluate your medical history, diagnose your condition, and create a comprehensive treatment plan unique to you.
Your doctor may recommend prescription medication, lifestyle changes — including adjustments to your diet and exercise regimen — and psychotherapy (sometimes called talk therapy) with a mental health specialist.
If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, call Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical or make an appointment online today.
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