Anxiety And Depression

Michele Martinho, MD -  - Internist

Michele Martinho, MD

Internist located in New York, NY

Are you feeling anxious? Are you feeling pressure about your job? Is the fast pace of New York City having an effect on your life? Are you feeling like you are having a hard time “keeping up”? Anxiety and depression are mental health problems that affect millions of Americans. Dr. Michele Martinho provides compassionate care for mental health sufferers at her Gramercy, New York City office. She offers comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and prescription management to help restore your mental health. In some cases, Dr. Martinho may provide recommendations for ongoing treatment with a psychotherapist. To learn more, call or book online today to schedule a time to come in.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

Michele Martinho, MD
  1. What is anxiety?

The best way to think of anxiety is that it’s your body’s response to stress. It’s marked by feelings of fear and apprehension about impending events, such as an important job interview or a date.

Some anxiety is normal and typically the feelings come and go. However, if your anxiety is extremely debilitating and lasts for more than six months, you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety manifests differently in people. Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of general anxiety:

  • Accelerated heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feelings of restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep deprivation

If you’re prone to anxiety, you may experience general feelings of fear and worry, or you may fear a specific place, person, or event.

What is depression?

Depression is a common and potentially serious medical illness that negatively impacts your feelings, thoughts, and actions. In most cases, depression causes feelings of sadness and a lack of interest in the things that you once enjoyed.

Without care, depression can lead to emotional and physical problems that affect your ability to do your job, go to school, or lead a fulfilling social life.

Some of the most common signs and symptoms include:

  • A sad, depressed mood
  • Changes in appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Decreased energy or increased fatigue
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If signs and symptoms of depression persist for at least two weeks, you may want to visit Dr. Michele Martinho for a diagnosis.

How do you manage anxiety and depression?

First, Dr. Martinho performs her own psychiatric evaluation to better understand your condition. This involves asking you questions about your life events, symptoms, and any previous history with mental health issues.

She can help you manage anxiety and depression by prescribing medications, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication, or, in some cases, sedatives. Depending on the outcome of her evaluation, she may also recommend seeing a professional psychotherapist for counseling.

If you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, don’t go at it alone. Call or book online today and let Dr. Martinho step in to help you get the care you need.

 

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