Anxiety And Depression

Farr Medical Group, Inc. -  - Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Farr Medical Group, Inc.

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Brimhall area, Bakersfield, CA

Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders. In fact, anxiety affects just over 18% of the U.S. population. If you experience constant fear, anxiousness, or extreme sadness, you can turn to Farr Medical Group, Inc. in Bakersfield, California. Family practice physicians William Farr, MD, Alycia Campos, MD,
 and their experienced team can diagnose and treat anxiety and depression to give you a better quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Farr Medical Group, Inc. by phone or online today.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that may interfere with your job, relationships, or other aspects of your life. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may be situational. Anxiety and depression often occur together. Treatment with Farr Medical Group, Inc. can offer you relief.

What are the symptoms of anxiety and depression?

If you experience anxiety or depression, you might notice some of the following signs and symptoms:

Anxiety

  • Nervousness or restlessness
  • A sense of impending danger
  • Panic or trembling
  • Sweating
  • Hyperventilation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Problems concentrating
  • Constant worry
  • Sleeping problems
  • Avoiding anxiety triggers


Depression

  • Irritability or angry outbursts
  • Constant sadness or tearfulness
  • Hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Sleeping problems
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Headaches or back pain
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Guilt or self-blame
  • Restlessness or agitation


Don’t live with these or other symptoms associated with a mental health disorder when simple treatments are within reach at Farr Medical Group, Inc.

What are the risk factors for mental health disorders?

Anxiety and depression can happen to anybody, but some factors increase your risk of experiencing these conditions. Examples include stress, trauma, having a chronic disease, and genetics, as well as family history of anxiety and depression, drugs or alcohol misuse, and taking certain medications. 

Your symptoms might be situational because of a job loss, death in the family, divorce, or a traumatic life event.

How does my provider diagnose anxiety and depression?

To diagnose anxiety, depression, or another mental health disorder, the Farr Medical Group, Inc. team reviews your symptoms and medical history. To rule out an underlying medical problem, they may complete a physical exam and recommend you undergo blood tests or other diagnostic tests. 

What are my mental health disorder treatment options?

Your provider personalizes each treatment to give you the best outcome. They offer patient-centered treatments with utmost confidentiality between doctor and patient. Your provider might recommend the following:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes is a good way to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety and depression naturally. Examples include eating healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and not using recreational drugs or misusing alcohol. 

Counseling

Individual, group, or family counseling is a good way to learn ways to better cope with stressful situations. Your provider teaches you behavioral change strategies that help you thrive in your environment.

Medications

If lifestyle changes and counseling haven't relieved unpleasant symptoms of anxiety and depression, your provider may suggest taking medications in addition to other treatments to improve your mood and optimize your quality of life.

Don’t live with symptoms of anxiety and depression when simple treatments are within reach at Farr Medical Group, Inc. Schedule an appointment by phone or online for relief today.