Anxiety and depression are two conditions that seem similar but have distinct characteristics. Anxiety, for example, is a fight or flight response that frequently appears before a significant life event, when trying a new experience, or making an important decision. Depression involves feelings of guilt, helplessness, intrusive thoughts, a lack of energy or motivation, and persistent pessimism combined with a loss of interest in activities and hobbies you once enjoyed. Anxiety and depression often go hand-in-hand and have you feeling irritable, restless, and fatigued. You may also feel brain fog, or an unshakeable sense of dread or panic. Drs. David Flume and Daniel Ha at Flume Psychiatry in Austin, TX, can help you recognize the symptoms of anxiety and depression and help you work through them to lead a healthier life.
Recognizing Anxiety And Depression
Chances are, you've felt anxious at some point. Your heart races, your palms become sweaty, and your body prepares to confront the problem or run. Anxiety, however, can become crippling when a person doesn't have the tools to cope. The same happens with depression. Depression isn't "just a bad day." It's a sad mood that interferes with your daily function. Consult Dr. Flume or Dr. Ha for anxiety and depression in Austin, TX, if you have thoughts about hurting yourself, experience physical pains (nausea, gastrointestinal issues, aches) that don't improve with rest, or find yourself sleeping too little or too much. We can help you recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression while providing you with the care and attention you deserve.
If you've taken a test that indicates you may be suffering from anxiety or depression, contact our doctors immediately to discuss your symptoms and design a personalized treatment plan. This plan may include medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, or both. Visit our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided at Flume Psychiatry. For more information, questions, or concerns, or to schedule an appointment for anxiety and depression in Austin, TX, with Dr. David Flume or Dr. Daniel Ha, call (512) 329-5575.