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 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.
The following signs and symptoms are associated with depression and anxiety:
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.
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.
To treat anxiety or depression, Dr. Fox and his team might recommend:
Taking depression or anxiety medications can alleviate your symptoms and restore your quality of life.
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.
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.