Nizar A Tejani, MD PC
Primary Care & Infectious Disease Specialist located in Stockbridge, GA
Anxiety and depression are more common than ever, with depression affecting 1 in 3 Americans, and about half of those sufferers having anxiety as well. At the office of Nizar A. Tejani MD PC, experienced internal medicine specialist Nizar Tejani, MD, MPH, understands the frustrations of stress, sleep problems, headaches, fatigue, and everything else that can go along with anxiety and depression. He offers compassionate mental health care in his Stockbridge, Georgia, office, so book an appointment online or call the office for help today.
Anxiety & Depression Q&A
How common are anxiety and depression?
If you struggle with depression and anxiety, you’re not alone. About 33% of Americans experience depression today, and about half of people with depression have anxiety as well. Overall, mental health among Americans is worsening — but at least there are more medical resources available to effectively treat and manage depression and anxiety.
What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety?
The symptoms of depression may include:
- Feeling sad or hopeless
- Feelings of emptiness
- Lacking interest in normal activities
- Sleep problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Change in appetite
- Weight loss or gain
- Difficulty focusing or concentrating
- Preoccupation with death
- Suicidal thoughts
Anxiety symptoms may overlap with depression symptoms. They may include restlessness, feeling on edge, irritability, constant muscle tension, and feeling frequently stressed.
What problems usually occur alongside anxiety and depression?
Headaches and other types of chronic pain, such as back pain, are fairly common in people with depressive and anxiety disorders. In some cases, the headaches may trigger anxiety or depression; it might be the opposite in other cases.
Many people with depression abuse alcohol or use cannabis or other drugs on a regular basis. Although it’s difficult to determine the exact relationship between drugs and depression, heavy drug use can certainly worsen mental health.
Anxiety and depression can also contribute to serious problems in your personal relationships, workplace, and every other part of your life.
How are anxiety and depression treated?
Dr. Tejani approaches anxiety and depression treatment on an individual basis. He uses a holistic approach, which means he considers all of the factors that may contribute to your mental health struggles so he can create a plan for physical and emotional healing.
Your anxiety and depression treatment may include lifestyle changes, treatment of other health conditions, mind-body practices, medication, psychotherapy, and more. Dr. Tejani focuses on whole-body medicine, rather than just prescribing a temporary solution. This allows you to overcome your troubling issues and embrace better mental and physical health.
Nizar A. Tejani MD PC is ready to help you overcome anxiety and depression using compassionate care that’s personalized for your needs. Call the office or click on the provided link to make your appointment now.