Depression & Anxiety Specialist

James Fox, MD -  - Adult Psychiatrist

James Fox, MD

Adult Psychiatrist & TMS located in Summerville, SC

Anxiety disorders affect over 18% of the United States population, and over 8% of US adults experience symptoms of depression at any given time. If constant sadness or anxiousness negatively affects your everyday life, adult psychiatrist James Fox, MD, is here for you at his Summerville, South Carona, office. He offers innovative depression and anxiety treatments to help you feel better and restore your confidence. Schedule an evaluation over the phone or online today.

Depression & Anxiety Q & A

What are depression and anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are mental health disorders that can reduce your quality of life, lead to constant sadness, or make you feel anxious about things most people don’t worry about. Depression and anxiety are two separate mental health issues, but they often appear at the same time.


What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety?

The following signs and symptoms are associated with depression and anxiety:

  • Depression
  • Constant sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness 
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Sleeping problems
  • Anxiety or restlessness
  • Problems thinking or concentrating
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Slowed thinking
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Socially isolating yourself
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Nervousness
  • Feeling restless
  • Panic and fear
  • Breathing rapidly
  • Sweating or trembling
  • Constant worry
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Avoiding anxiety trigger situations


Depression and anxiety can make everyday tasks or certain social situations feel unbearable. Treatment at the office of James Fox, MD, can improve your mood and restore your quality of life.


How are depression and anxiety diagnosed?

To diagnose depression and anxiety, Dr. Fox reviews your symptoms and medical history. He completes a mental health assessment, physical exam, and may use blood tests and other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out specific medical problems. 


What is the treatment for depression and anxiety?

To treat anxiety or depression, Dr. Fox and his team might recommend:

Medications

Taking depression or anxiety medications can alleviate your symptoms and restore your quality of life.

Psychotherapy

Talk therapy, or psychotherapy, with Dr. Fox allows you to talk about feelings and learn coping strategies that better equip you to deal with depression or anxiety symptoms.

TMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an innovative treatment for depression that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in your brain that regulate mood. The procedure is fast, painless, noninvasive, and takes just three to five minutes per session.

Don’t live with depression or anxiety symptoms that diminish your quality of life and prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Fox and his team by phone or online today.