Anxiety & Depression Specialist

Anxiety affects 19% of all adults, making it the most common mental health condition. It’s closely followed by depression, which is diagnosed in 7% of adults. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or both, Ike Eni, MD, Heather Mathews FNP, and Krista Bingham FNP at ENIHEALTHCARE can help. They evaluate your symptoms and develop a customized treatment that helps you overcome your symptoms and leave anxiety and depression behind. To schedule an appointment, call the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or use online booking.

When do I need treatment for anxiety?

Anxiety normally serves an important role. It alerts your brain to potential danger, and then your brain activates hormones that energize your body. After the danger is over, your anxiety goes away.

Normal anxiety becomes a problem when you have ongoing worries and fears even though you don’t face a threat. Then your body stays on high alert, which has a negative effect on your overall health.

What symptoms develop due to anxiety?

There are several types of anxiety disorders and each one has a few defining symptoms. For example, phobias cause a specific fear, such as a fear of heights.

As a group, anxiety disorders cause the following symptoms:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Difficulty concentrating

Anxiety often makes people change their daily life so they can avoid the people and places that cause their apprehension.

When do I need treatment for depression?

Many people think that depression is like the everyday blues and that it will eventually improve on its own. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Clinical depression represents an imbalance in brain chemicals, and it doesn’t get better without treatment.

Signs that you have depression include:

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, or worthless
  • Losing interest in favorite activities
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Gaining or losing weight
  • Sleeping longer than usual
  • Suffering from insomnia
  • Finding it hard to concentrate
  • Having thoughts of suicide

If you have any of these symptoms, and they affect your ability to fully live and enjoy life, it’s time to seek help.

How are anxiety and depression treated?

Anxiety and depression are both treated with medication, therapy, or a combination of both. The team at ENIHEALTHCARE may prescribe antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, or other types of medicines proven to improve symptoms.

There are many types of talk therapy that help you overcome depression and change the thoughts and feelings that contribute to anxiety. You may also benefit from mindful meditation and progressive relaxation techniques.

If you struggle with anxiety or depression, call ENIHEALTHCARE or schedule an appointment online today.