Anxiety and Depression

Adult Neurology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine located in Katy and Sugar Land, TX

Anxiety and Depression services offered in Katy and Sugar Land, TX

We offer teletherapy sessions for ones suffering from anxiety and depressino. 

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Here’s an overview of each:

 Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. It can also be a chronic condition characterized by excessive, persistent worry and fear.

- Excessive worrying
- Restlessness
- Fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbances (trouble falling or staying asleep)

Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
- Specific Phobias
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think, and handle daily activities.

- Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia or sleeping too much)
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making decisions
- Thoughts of death or suicide

Types of Depression:
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
- Bipolar Disorder (includes depressive episodes)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Postpartum Depression

Causes and Risk Factors
Both anxiety and depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Common risk factors include:
- Family history of anxiety or depression
- Major life changes, trauma, or stress
- Certain physical health conditions
- Substance abuse
- Imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters)

Treatment for anxiety and depression often involves a combination of therapies:
- Psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is commonly used for both conditions.
- Medications: Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and other medications as prescribed by a healthcare provider.
- Lifestyle changes: Regular exercise, healthy diet, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques.
- Support groups: Engaging with others who understand and can provide support.

If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety or depression, it is important to seek professional help. Early intervention can make a significant difference in managing these conditions.

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