Anxiety And Depression Specialist

PremiumHealthcare

Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Crest Hill, IL & Downers Grove, IL

In the United States, it’s estimated that nearly 7% of the population struggles with depression, while nearly 18% suffers from anxiety disorders. The healthcare team at Premium Healthcare specializes in treating these prevalent mental health conditions with care and compassion. Depression and anxiety, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can progress and lead to further mental health deterioration. Treatment can help you build yourself back up and find happiness. To schedule a consultation with a trained professional at either the Downers Grove or Crest Hill, Illinois, office, call or use the online booking tool today.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mental health issue that can negatively affect how you act, feel, and think. It can afflict you with physical symptoms too. Some of the most common depression symptoms, which can vary from mild to severe, include:

  • Sad, depressed mood
  • Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
  • Losing or gaining weight unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sleeping all day, not getting out of bed
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of suicide

Medical professionals typically offer a depression diagnosis if symptoms persist for at least two weeks.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are marked by an excess of constant fear that can make everyday life a struggle and cause physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are very common. There are several types of anxiety disorders, but common symptoms across all of them include:

  • Fear of losing control
  • Fear of dying
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Nausea or stomach pain

What causes anxiety and depression?

For both anxiety and depression, there aren’t necessarily known specific causes. However, likely causes include genetic and environmental factors. It’s believed that anxiety disorders and depression can run in families. Also, environmental triggers like losing a job, or a breakup with a partner, or a divorce can lead to depressive episodes or anxiety disorders.

How do you treat anxiety and depression?

The first step to treat an anxiety disorder or depression is to seek medical intervention. Premium Healthcare providers first discuss your condition with you and evaluate any physical symptoms you may be showing or experiencing. Many people dealing with anxiety or depression don't seek medical help on their own, so if you have a loved one or a close friend who is struggling with mental illness, try to help them seek medical attention.

At Premium Healthcare, your provider works closely with you to offer symptom management techniques, such as exercise regimens to boost endorphins and other lifestyle modifications. They also provide you with resources like outside support groups and references to psychiatrists who can offer comprehensive therapy treatment.

If you or anyone close to you suffers from anxiety or depression, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment at either the Downers Grove or Crest Hill, Illinois, office today.