DEPRESSION & ANXIETY
Depression and anxiety can feel very isolating. Individuals with these conditions often feel like no one understands what they’re going through. In reality, both of these conditions are a lot more common than the general population may realize. Anxiety disorders are the most common illness in the United States, affecting over 18% of the population every year. And, almost every person experiences a period of depression in their life at least once. It’s also very standard for individuals to suffer from both conditions simultaneously. If left untreated, both anxiety and depression can deepen, resulting in severe symptoms. Anxiety can develop into an anxiety disorder that can impact a person’s quality of life, including their ability to work, interact with others, and maintain relationships. Similarly, depression can progress to the point that it becomes life-threatening. The good news is that both of these conditions are treatable by working with a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist.
Professional mental health treatment can help patients reduce the impact of their condition on their everyday lives and take steps towards recovery. Psychiatry treatment can include a combination of therapeutic sessions and medication. Through individual sessions, patients will come to understand the complexities of their condition, learn how to navigate the symptoms with minimal impact on their daily lives, and improve their overall well-being. A person’s anxiety and depression don’t define them. Treatment ensures individuals relearn how to become more than just your condition. At Lotus Psychiatry & Wellness, I understand how challenging anxiety and depression can be. My goal is to help my patients learn to recognize, question, and rewrite the negative thoughts that limit their success and happiness. With treatment, it’s possible to learn how to quiet the mind, change your inner dialogue, live in the present moment, and enjoy a peaceful life.
A focus at Lotus Psychiatry & Wellness is always to implement evidence-based, cutting-edge medicine and practices in treatment. During the evaluation process, individuals may choose to be placed through GeneSight – a highly advanced pharmacogenomic test that analyzes clinically significant genetic variations in DNA. Typically, it can take patients several weeks or months to find the proper medications that work for them without negative consequences. GeneSight speeds this process up, taking the guesswork out of the equation. That’s because GeneSight allows psychiatrists to select medications suitable for each patient based upon genetic makeup. Lotus Psychiatry & Wellness also offers a wide range of cutting-edge alternatives for medication, including ketamine, TMS, and more. Contact Lotus Psychiatry & Wellness today to find out how we can help you. Don’t spend another day living with untreated anxiety and depression; you can get treatment and get help!