What is depression and anxiety treatment?
Depression and anxiety are both very common mental health issues today. It’s normal to have stress in our lives, but when it starts to impact everyday life, it is best to ask for help. At Health Services of North Texas (HSNT), we are available to talk to you about your symptoms of depression and anxiety. We understand how feeling depressed and anxious most of the time can be very overwhelming to anyone. Depression and anxiety can sometimes occur because of a current event or situation, a medical issue, abuse, recent or previous trauma, a hormonal issue, a chemical imbalance, or a substance abuse problem. Feelings of depression can also be from lack of proper nutrition, poor lifestyle choices, and more. A person with depressive feelings and anxious demeanor can still function well with these conditions. However, this does not mean it is healthy to "just live with it." You deserve medical and behavioral health services that can make a difference in the quality of your life — not just when you need to see a doctor or get a prescription filled.
At HSNT, we can help you and/or your child identify the source of your depression and anxiety in a private and confidential manner. In-person appointments or telehealth e-sessions are available when you need it most. We will do our best to get to know you and your family better, ask questions that are helpful, and make recommendations for the best way to move forward. We encourage you to call HSNT or submit a request online to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Denton, Wylie, or Plano, TX.
Why Is Treatment For Depression And Anxiety Important?
As many as 10% of adults will experience some type of depressive illness or condition every year, with women twice as likely to suffer from major depression than men. Almost 20% of adults in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. Just from these two numbers, we can see that millions of people are affected by depression and anxiety, which can cause withdrawal from friends and family, poor work performance, drug and alcohol abuse, and even thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Depression and anxiety can even affect physical health, causing headaches, insomnia, eating disorders, chronic pain, and more. In most cases, depression and anxiety must be managed, therefore, treatment is crucial to maintaining a positive, constructive quality of life.
Depression and Anxiety Reviews
"Responsive, caring, professional."- J. S / Office Visit / Apr 19, 2020
"Went in for a counseling session with Kayla. As this could’ve gone one of two ways considering each persons personal tribulations. This was what I needed in helping me overcome whatever internal conflict I am having. Although this was my first session, it was nice to have an outlet for expressing my concerns and my feelings. I felt comforted in my experiences and what’s to come."- R.P. / Facebook / Sep 06, 2019
Signs of depression and anxiety
Depression and anxiety can have subtle to very noticeable signs in children, teens, and adults. We accept patients of all ages experiencing symptoms of emotional and mental distress most of the time without relief.
Children and teens
Yes, even children can have challenges with depression and anxiety — but it may look different at various ages and life stages. Young children can exhibit social withdrawal, irritability, and may be difficult to soothe or comfort. Older kids and teens may stop wanting to be with friends, refuse to go to school, have poor academic performance, have no interest in extracurricular activities, have a more negative tone, or frequently express new fears. Some children may show very little signs of depression as they may be internalizing feelings. As a parent, it is probably worrisome to you that your child will not open up to share what is wrong. We understand that you know your child best. If you would like medical or behavioral health services for your child, we are here for your family at HSNT.
Just like children, adults can have various symptoms of depression and anxiety with varying levels of severity. Some of the common symptoms for adults are:
- Feeling sadness or hopelessness most of the time
- Having no desire to participate in favorite activities
- Sleeping more or less than usual (insomnia)
- Exhibiting more irritability, anger, and overpowering emotions
- Having significant difficulty performing normal, everyday tasks
- Eating a lot more or less than usual
- Experiencing dark, unwanted thoughts
- Having more aches and pains than usual without a cause
- Harming yourself or having thoughts about hurting yourself
Overall, depression and anxiety can keep you or your loved one from living a fuller, healthier life because of one or a combination of symptoms.
Depression and Anxiety Treatment options
As an integrated behavioral health program, there may be several therapeutic options for you provided by our doctors, practitioners, licensed clinical workers, and case managers. Together, we can build a treatment plan that meets you and/or your family's behavioral health needs. Some of the depression and anxiety treatment options we can provide at HSNT are:
- Individual and family counseling appointments
- Medication management
- Education about triggers and stressors
- Behavior modification recommendations in making lifestyle changes that may be contributing to your depressive feelings
- Telehealth visits for medication reviews, therapy sessions, and more
- Prescription assistance program
Your treatment can start today by making a call or reaching out to us online to schedule an appointment. Just know that HSNT is available to help regardless of your financial situation. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, most insurance plans, and have a reduced fee schedule for patients who qualify.
Depression and Anxiety FAQ
What are the main symptoms of anxiety?
Several symptoms can be associated with anxiety, including:
- A feeling of panic, impending danger, or restlessness
- Rapid heart rate
- Obtrusive thoughts
If you have consistent feelings of anxiety, it may be time to seek treatment at Health Services of North Texas.
Can depression and anxiety be linked to each other?
Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of one another. Many individuals may be diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. However, they can also be diagnosed separately. During a thorough consultation at our facility, our providers will determine the best course of treatment that meets your unique needs.
Can anxiety go away on its own?
While some anxiety can be situational and pass after some time, other instances of anxiety may persist. If you are dealing with chronic depression or anxiety, it may be time to seek the necessary treatment. Our team at Health Services of North Texas can identify what services may be accurate for you.
Talk To Our Behavioral Health Team
We are here for you as a behavioral health resource at HSNT for your depression and/or anxiety symptoms. Whether this is your first experience with these overwhelming feelings or you have lived with chronic depression most of your life, you can call us for an appointment. Please reach out to our medical teams at HSNT in Denton, Plano, or Wylie, TX. We can set you up with our behavioral health services that are closest to you. We also have telehealth options for counseling sessions. Reach out today.
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