If you or your child/teen are overwhelmed by symptoms of anxiety or depression, you can get the help you need at Lewis Family Psychiatry. Through an online telemedicine platform, you can meet with the experienced team in the comfort of your own home to discuss your anxiety or depression issues. The team provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments and personalized treatment services to keep anxiety or depression well-controlled in the long-term. Call the office in Wellington, Florida, to schedule a telemedicine appointment from anywhere in the state for anxiety and depression, or book an appointment online today.
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that affect children, adolescents and adults.
Depression causes persistent feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and guilt that lasts longer than two weeks. These symptoms can make it difficult to meet the responsibilities of work and school and cause people to withdraw from loved ones and social situations.
Anxiety causes irrational worry, dread, or fear, even when there’s no apparent danger. People with anxiety may also experience intrusive, negative thoughts and physical symptoms like a rapid heartbeat and increased sweating.
You develop anxiety or depression after a trauma or for no identifiable reason. Many people with depression also have anxiety. Likewise, untreated anxiety can also trigger depression.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Lewis Family Psychiatry if you have symptoms of anxiety or depression that last longer than two weeks or if your symptoms that interfere with your daily life.
Symptoms that require medical attention include:
It’s also important that you seek immediate medical attention at the emergency room or call 911 if you or your child have thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide.
The Lewis Family Psychiatry team can meet with you through the telemedicine platform to assess your symptoms and confirm a diagnosis of anxiety, depression, or both. They also tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs to relieve symptoms and help restore your quality of life.
Your integrative treatment plan for anxiety or depression may include a combination of medications, psychiatric counseling, supplements, vitamins and lifestyle changes.
The team can prescribe medications to reduce your symptoms and prevent them from worsening. They can request genetic testing to find out which medications may work best for you.
Medications can take a few weeks to work fully, and many people enjoy long-lasting symptom relief by taking antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications regularly.
Psychiatric counseling teaches you or your child how to better cope with anxiety and depression symptoms. You learn tools that support your mental health, so you can keep up with your responsibilities.
Additionally, the Lewis Family Psychiatry team provides resources that help you adopt a healthier lifestyle. They can recommend diet changes, exercises, and stress reduction techniques to improve your quality of life.
Call Lewis Family Psychiatry to schedule a diagnostic assessment for anxiety and depression, or book an appointment online today.