If you’re struggling with mental health disorders like anxiety or depression, you may feel alone and helpless. Emilio Gutierrez, MD, however, is in your corner. For mental health diagnoses, counseling, and treatment, reach out to Dr. Gutierrez at his office in Austin, Texas. You’re not alone, and your mental health and wellness do matter. To get started on your journey, call or use the online booking tool today.
Depression, also known as depressive disorder, is a mental health condition that leaves you feeling more than sad. Depression is characterized by various symptoms including:
Note that, to have depression, you do not need to have all of these symptoms. You simply need to experience some of them for at least two weeks at a time.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions united by a main symptom: a constant, over-the-top sense of worry or fear during non-threatening situations.
People who occasionally feel anxious, such as before a performance review or in traffic, do not have an anxiety disorder.
Rather, people with anxiety disorders regularly experience a mixture of emotional and physical symptoms.
Emotional symptoms include:
Examples of common physical symptoms include:
Different specific anxiety disorders have varying symptoms. Common types of anxiety disorders include:
Scientists believe that the main causes of anxiety disorders are a combination of genetics and environment.
Every person is different, but in general, treatment for mental health disorders consists of one or more of the following:
In addition, some patients benefit from practices and treatments like:
No matter your symptoms, if you’re struggling with mental health disorders like depression or anxiety, know that there are resources available to you with Dr. Gutierrez. Finding the right combination of treatments may take a while, but your health is worth it.
Take the first step towards wellness today by reaching out to Dr. Gutierrez for an assessment. You can book a same day or next day appointment without even calling with the online booking tool.