When Do Anxiety and Depression Require Professional Help?


Everyone experiences negative emotions and mentalities like anxiety or depression from time to time. How do you know when your mental health symptoms need treatment? Read to learn more.

Millions of people across the United States suffer from mental health disturbances like depression and anxiety. Negative emotions are always challenging to deal with, and disordered mental health may need professional treatment to be fully addressed and resolved. While negative emotions and states of mind are a reality of life, at a certain point it’s time to reach out for help. When you’re ready, Farheen Makani, PMHNP-BC, and her team at Aura Psychiatry, PLLC in Allen, Texas, are here to provide expert diagnosis, mental health support, and psychiatric medication management care. When your negative emotions are too much Depression is a term that covers a range of mental health conditions, from acute to chronic. Depression can leave you feeling sad, down, hopeless, without energy, or struggling with shame and worthlessness. Anxiety is another common term for a range of psychiatric and mental health conditions. An anxiety disorder may mean you get stuck in feelings of stress or emotional arousal that, for others, pass relatively quickly. You could have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or a more specific anxiety disorder like social anxiety. Mental health and your quality of life Living with symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety is anything but easy. The landscape in your head can feel challenging, scary, or impossible to navigate. When you’re asking yourself if it’s time to seek professional support for your depression or anxiety symptoms, think about how much your mental health struggles impact your quality of life. If you can’t connect with loved ones, engage with hobbies and preferred activities, and continue to thrive professionally the way you want due to depression or anxiety, there are treatment options available that can help you reclaim your internal peace and external balance. If you’re in crisis dealing with suicidal thoughts or feelings, contact 911 or dial 988 to speak with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline right away. Treatment for anxiety and depression The team at Aura Psychiatry, PLLC starts your treatment by working toward a greater understanding of your condition. We diagnose your type of anxiety or depression disorder and recommend treatment options that can restore your mental health. Depending on your condition and unique needs, you may benefit from treatments and therapies including:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to change your response patterns to negative thoughts and feelings over time
Mindfulness skills to help you better manage negative, low, or anxious moods
Reprocessing (EMDR), a technique that relies on repetitive eye movements to build new pathways in your brain related to triggering memories and thoughts
Medication management to relieve chemical components of depression and anxiety
Many patients benefit most from a combination of approaches. Your provider works with you to make sure you get the full range of mental health care you need. For depression and anxiety support you can count on, get in touch with the team at Aura Psychiatry, PLLC over the phone or online to schedule your in-person or telehealth consultation appointment now.

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