If you experience mental health problems, like depression or anxiety, and they last for weeks at a time, it’s imperative to seek professional help. These conditions can affect your outlook, behavior, and quality of life without treatment. At Signature Internal Medicine, concierge internal medicine specialists Humera Ahmed, MD, and Dina Diehl, DO, diagnose and treat various behavioral conditions, including bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive disorder. To make an appointment, call the office in Frisco, Texas, or book online today.
Mental health focuses on your emotional outlook and psychological well-being. By maintaining good mental health, you can reduce the risk of heart disease, better handle adversity, and be more prepared to take on life’s challenges.
There’s not a single recipe for good mental health, but several factors can help you maintain a positive perspective, including regularly exercising, getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and maintaining friendships.
Mental illness refers to a wide range of conditions that affect your feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Researchers don’t know why some people experience mental illness while others don’t, but several factors may contribute, including genetics, your environment, and daily habits.
Signature Internal Medicine diagnoses and treats various mental health problems, including:
PTSD is a mental illness that can result from witnessing a traumatic or frightening event, like a car crash, natural disaster, or violent crime. If you have PTSD, you might experience persistent thoughts of the event itself and/or vivid nightmares.
Major depressive disorder causes feelings of sadness or hopelessness that last for two weeks or longer. Without diagnosis and treatment, major depressive disorder increases the risk of suicidal thoughts.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health problems that result in chronic feelings of stress. If you have an anxiety disorder, you might experience symptoms like an upset stomach, sweaty palms, a racing heartbeat, or hyperventilation.
Treatment of mental health problems depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your life. Signature Medical Center might recommend:
You might also benefit from taking supplements, like fish oil.
If you’re concerned about poor mental health, make an appointment at Signature Internal Medicine by calling the office or booking online today.