Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety And Depression
Experiencing feelings of sadness and anxiety from time to time is normal, but frequent or persistent depression and anxiety can be crippling. The doctors at Patel, Pulliam, and Hubli Medical in Tracy, California, offer personalized care to connect patients with the anxiety and depression treatment they need. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

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What are the signs of depression?

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:

  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Guilt
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Fatigue and inability to get out of bed
  • Avoiding activities you once enjoyed

Additional symptoms seen in children and teenagers include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Worry about parents
  • Troublemaking in school or refusal to participate
  • Sulking

Some people with depression also display reckless behaviors, like drug and alcohol abuse.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

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:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fear, panic, and nervousness
  • Sleep issues
  • Dry mouth
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Inability to be still and calm
  • Numb, tingling, cold, or sweaty hands or feet

Are depression and anxiety the same thing?

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.

How do you treat anxiety and depression?

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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