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Depression & Anxiety

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Bossier Family Medicine, LLC

Family Medicine located in North Bossier, South Bossier & Stonewall, LA


Anxiety and depression are two common and treatable mental health conditions that affect millions of people in the United States. Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, offers screening for anxiety and depression at their offices in Bossier City and Stonewall, Louisiana. The providers specialize in designing individual treatment plans to help you manage your emotions and behaviors effectively. Don’t put off an evaluation for anxiety and depression. Call the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Depression & Anxiety Q & A

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are mental health disorders that can affect your quality of life and your ability to meet your responsibilities. While the two conditions have similarities, they are different diagnoses.

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders cause persistent, uncontrollable worry, intrusive thoughts, and irrational fears. Several conditions fall under the anxiety umbrella, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Depression

Depression describes feelings of persistent sadness, worthlessness, and hopelessness. The condition can cause a loss of interest in your life and activities. Without treatment, depression can increase your risk for self-harm or suicide.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety or depression?

While most everyone feels occasional sadness, anxiousness, or periods of not being motivated, it’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation for ongoing issues with anxiety or depression.

The Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, providers recommend that you schedule a consultation if you have symptoms of depression or anxiety that last for two weeks or more.

They offer on-site, discreet screenings for these mental health disorders, so you can get the treatment you need. The physicians also review your personal and family medical history to identify the risk factors contributing to anxiety and depression.

How are anxiety and depression treated?

After carefully evaluating your symptoms, the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, providers design a treatment plan for your needs. Your treatment might include:

Lifestyle changes

Many find relief from their depression and anxiety symptoms by making lifestyle changes that reduce stress and incorporating more exercise into your daily life. Eating a healthy diet is also beneficial for managing symptoms of mental health disorders.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a form of talk therapy that helps you identify triggers of depression and anxiety and gives you tools to cope with them.

Medications

Prescription antidepressant and antianxiety medications are highly effective at reducing and preventing symptoms of depression and anxiety. These medications can complement lifestyle changes and psychotherapy to keep your symptoms under control in the long term.

The primary care providers at Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, continue monitoring your treatment’s success to ensure you feel good and can lead an active, enjoyable life.

Learn more about the available treatment options for anxiety and depression by calling the Bossier Family Medicine, LLC, office nearest you or booking a consultation online today.

Bossier Family Medicine, LLC