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Anxiety & Depressive Disorder services offered in Laurel, MD

Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health disorders affecting adolescents and adults. Both are serious conditions that disrupt your daily life, and neither one suddenly improves on its own. When you need compassionate treatment, it’s time to contact Myriam Diatta, MSN, FNP-BC, at MyHealth LLC. She takes a holistic approach, helping you overcome anxiety and depressive disorder with a range of treatment options. To schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment, call the office in Laurel, Maryland, or use the online booking feature today.

Anxiety & Depressive Disorder Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of dread or fear that arises when you face any type of threat. Though anxiety arises when you face a dangerous situation, everyone feels anxious during their everyday life, whether they’re late for work, have a job interview, or going on a first date.

Anxiety puts your body on high alert and energizes you to face the anxiety-causing situation. Then your body relaxes after you deal with the circumstance. When anxiety becomes a constant state of mind that affects your daily life, you have an anxiety disorder.

What symptoms occur due to anxiety? 

You could have one of several types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, or a type of phobia. Each one has unique symptoms, but as a group, these disorders cause:

  • Nervousness
  • Hypervigilance
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea and stomach aches
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches

Intense anxiety may cause a panic attack. Panic attacks occur suddenly and cause symptoms that make you feel like you’re having a heart attack, like chest pain, sweating, and difficulty breathing.

What symptoms occur due to depression?

People often put off getting help for depression, thinking that it’s like the blues and their low mood will lift. But depression doesn’t get better on its own. Instead, it grows deeper and affects the way you feel, think, and act.

The symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling sad, worthless, and hopeless
  • Losing interest in the activities you usually enjoy
  • Withdrawing from your friends and family
  • Having no energy or feeling constantly fatigued
  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Gaining or losing weight
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Suffering from insomnia
  • Finding it hard to concentrate
  • Thinking about suicide

If you have any of these symptoms for two weeks or longer, or you think about suicide, it’s time to seek help from MyHealth LLC.

How are anxiety and depressive disorder treated?

Treatment for anxiety and depressive disorder includes psychotherapy (talk therapy), medication, or both. Though you may need medication, especially if you’re in deep depression or anxiety limits your daily life, most people achieve faster and longer-lasting improvement when they have therapy. 

Several types of therapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, are proven to help people overcome depression and anxiety. Medical marijuana may also be helpful.

If you struggle with depression or anxiety, call MyHealth LLC, or request an appointment online today.