Creekside Family Practice
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cypress, TX
Good health is about your mind as well as your body. Anxiety and depression can seriously affect your quality of life, and the team at Creekside Family Practice in Cypress, Texas, wants to help. Hammad Qureshi, MD, provides an integrative approach to managing these common mental conditions. If you or a loved one is showing signs of depression and/or anxiety, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Depression & Anxiety
What is depression?
Depression is a severe mental health concern that impacts as many as 16 million Americans each year. Intermittent periods of sadness are normal, but if these persist and affect your ability to function, you may be suffering from depression.
No two people share the exact same symptoms of depression, which is why it’s so important to have a detailed evaluation from Dr. Qureshi before starting treatment.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety affects 40 million people in the United States, but only 37% of those with a disorder seek treatment. Anxiety shows up as extreme nervousness, fear, and worry. You may have mild versions of these symptoms or it can be life-altering, hindering your ability to function.
What are the symptoms of anxiety and depression?
Symptoms of anxiety and depression can vary but are definitely troubling. They include:
- Panic attacks
- Problems with attention and concentration
- Extreme sadness and hopelessness
- Troubling thoughts, even those of suicide
- Excessive apprehension and worry that stops you from making decisions or functioning normally
At Creekside Family Practice, Dr. Qureshi offers evaluation and treatment for depression and anxiety.
What is the benefit of seeing a family care physician for anxiety and depression?
Dr. Qureshi is a trusted physician with skills in providing both physical and mental health support.
You may find it easier to talk to him about psychiatric issues than it would be to talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist, especially if you come to Creekside Family Practice for general health care.
Many patients find it easier to talk to someone with whom they’ve already developed a relationship.
How are mental health issues like depression and anxiety evaluated?
Dr. Qureshi does a complete review of your mental and physical health. He may perform blood tests, saliva testing, and psychological tests, too.
Dr. Qureshi looks for family tendencies, medications, past experiences, and physical conditions that can play a role in your psychological issues.
What treatments are available for depression and anxiety?
At Creekside Family Practice, you receive a multifaceted, integrative approach to help you manage anxiety and/or depression.
A combination of therapies that include lifestyle changes, herbs, and talk therapy is available. Talk therapy can help you work through a variety of emotional difficulties and symptoms. Sometimes you just need a neutral party to talk to.
For more information about depression and anxiety support, call Creekside Family Practice or book an appointment online.
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