Mental Health

Vijaya Nama, MD -  - Primary Care

Vijaya Nama, MD

Primary Care & Family Physician located in Mesquite, TX

Your mental health is an important component of your overall well-being. At the practice of Vijaya Nama, MD located in Mesquite, Texas, family physician, Dr. Nama, offers medical expertise and compassion when you just don’t feel right emotionally or psychologically. If you need support for depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns, call the office or book an appointment using the online booking tool.

Mental Health Q & A

What are the benefits of seeking mental health care from a family practice physician?

Dr. Nama has expertise in providing physical health support as well as mental health support. As she is a trusted physician with knowledge of your family and possible issues, you may find it easier to talk to her about concerns regarding yours or a family member’s psychological state or behavioral issues.

Trusting a counselor or psychiatrist you’ve just met is challenging and it can take years for you to develop the courage and trust to speak openly about personal issues. Many patients find it easier to talk to someone who they know they can trust and have seen regularly, like Dr. Nama.

What mental health issues can be addressed by a family care provider?

Dr. Nama can help with any mental health issue you have. She’s a good listener and can direct you to get more specialized care, if necessary. Feel free to share with her if you don’t feel safe at home, if you feel overstressed, if you’re having relationship problems, or suffer from feelings of depression or anxiety.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Feeling sad sometimes due to a difficult life event is normal. But persistent feelings of sadness and low self-worth may be a sign of depression. Consider talking to Dr. Nama if you experience:

  • An empty feeling or appearing tearful to others
  • Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain
  • Sleep disturbances

If you have trouble concentrating or feel indecisive often, this may be a side effect of depression, too. Depression is treated with a combination of talk therapy and, sometimes, medications. Depression is a serious illness and shouldn’t be ignored.

What is anxiety?

Having a little fear or apprehension about an event or the future can be normal, especially if you’re about to start a new job or give a speech. However, persistent apprehension about everyday events that last longer than six months and interferes with your life indicates you may have an anxiety disorder. Talk to Dr. Nama about these feelings and she can help you overcome anxiety disorders with talk therapy, lifestyle changes, and medications.

Mental health is a part of your overall well-being Dr. Nama can address at her practice. If you have concerns about you or a member of your family’s mental health, call her office or book an appointment online.

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