Gearity Wellness Center
located in Orlando, FL & St. Cloud, FL
Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can affect your ability to manage day-to-day activities. The caring team at Gearity Wellness Center in St. Cloud and Orlando, Florida, can help if you’re concerned you have anxiety or depression and develop a treatment plan that’s personalized to your individual needs. For an evaluation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Anxiety and Depression Q & A
What are anxiety and depression?
Anxiety and depression are separate mental health conditions, but they often occur together. Anxiety causes excessive worry and fear, while depression leads to feelings of intense sadness. The feelings created by each condition may lead to the development of the other.
Both conditions can have a significant effect on your quality of life and perhaps leave you feeling empty and alone without any hope of feeling better. But the team at Gearity Wellness Center offers treatment that may lessen or even resolve your symptoms so you can get back to feeling more like your usual, best self.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
It’s normal to feel some amount of nervousness from time to time. However, if you have an anxiety disorder, your feelings of nervousness and fear may be excessive and impair your ability to function. Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Sense of doom
- Intense worry or fear
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling weak and tired
- Avoiding activities that trigger anxiety
- Sweating or trembling
There are many types of anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder.
What are the symptoms of depression?
Depression is a common mood disorder that interferes with how you feel and think, as well as your behaviors. Common symptoms include:
- Feelings of sadness or emptiness
- Guilt or shame
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Decreased appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
Feeling down on occasion is normal, but if your feelings of sadness last longer than two weeks, the team at Gearity Wellness Center can help.
What are the treatments for anxiety and depression?
Your provider at Gearity Wellness Center develops personalized treatment plans for the management of your anxiety and/or depression. Before providing treatment, they conduct a comprehensive examination to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing your symptoms.
Your treatment may include medication and referral for psychotherapy or additional medication management . You will also return regularly so your provider can monitor your response to treatment and make adjustments as needed. Your treatment may be short- or long-term, depending on your specific needs.
To schedule a consultation with the compassionate team at Gearity Wellness Center, call the office or use the online booking feature to make an appointment today.