Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians
Primary Care Physicians located in Temecula, CA
More than 450 million people in the world live with mental illnesses. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, you’re not alone. Compassionate, dedicated help is available at Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians in Temecula, California. With more than 30 years of experience caring for people with depression and anxiety, the medical team has the practical knowledge and skill set to help you. You can start healing today by calling or scheduling a consultation online at Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians.
Depression and Anxiety Q & A
What is depression?
Depression is a condition in which you experience feelings of sadness, low mood, despair, hopelessness, guilt, and a lack of energy for an extended period of time. Many people experience feelings of sadness after a major life change — such as job loss or divorce — but these go away over time.
A diagnosis of depression can help you understand why you’re experiencing these feelings. There are different categories of depression with their own unique symptoms and causes. The doctors at Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians can help you understand your symptoms and diagnosis so you can move forward.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a mental health condition in which you experience feelings of nervousness, worry, unease, and apprehension. These feelings may be accompanied by compulsive behaviors or panic attacks.
Approximately 18.1% of the American population is affected by anxiety, yet only 36.9% of anxiety sufferers receive treatment. Many forms of treatment are available to relieve anxious feelings and behaviors.
The first step to getting relief is a visit to Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians where you can receive private, compassionate care for your anxiety symptoms.
What is the process for diagnosing depression and anxiety?
First, you meet with your doctor to discuss your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. Some cases of depression and anxiety run in families, which may provide a clue to proper diagnosis and treatment.
Your doctor asks about your symptoms, any triggers that worsen your symptoms, and any coping mechanisms you have tried. Your doctor may have you fill out questionnaires about your symptoms in order to better categorize the form of depression or anxiety you’re experiencing.
With all of this information, your doctor diagnoses your depression or anxiety and provides treatment options.
What are the treatment options for depression and anxiety?
Depending on the cause of your depression or anxiety, your doctor provides appropriate treatment options. In addition to lifestyle counseling and referrals for therapy, if desired, the medical team at Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians offers different prescription medications for managing your symptoms.
The goal of depression and anxiety treatment is to relieve your symptoms so you can live normally again. This includes regular daily activities like work or school, exercise, and activities you enjoy.
The Temecula Valley Primary Care Physicians team is dedicated to providing guidance and support so you can get relief from your symptoms. Call or schedule a consultation online today to get started.