Mental health disorders are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of Americans each year. If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder, board-certified internal medicine physician Syed Abrar, MD, can help. At Fulshear Medical Associates in Houston, he and his team use innovative treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to restore mental health so you can enjoy life to its fullest. Call Fulshear Medical Associates to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Mental health is psychological, social, and emotional well-being that’s associated with how you act, think, and feel. It affects how well you handle stress, make everyday choices, and relate to other people. Mental health problems are often genetic or result from environmental factors or trauma. They can negatively impact daily functions, such as your job, relationships, and physical health.
Various mental health conditions exist, including:
A common theme among mental health disorders is that they affect everyday tasks and your ability to be happy or thrive in your environment.
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, see Dr. Ghayas for an evaluation to determine if you have a mental health condition:
If you suspect you have a mental health condition Dr. Ghayas reviews your medical history, asks you questions about your symptoms, completes a physical exam, possibly orders lab tests, and goes over treatment options with you.
If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, Dr. Ghayas might recommend the following treatments:
During one-on-one or group psychotherapy (talk therapy) sessions, you learn how to cope with a mental health disorder or recover from a traumatic event so it no longer negatively impacts your life.
Support groups help you recover from an addiction, traumatic event, or grief.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression or other mental health disorders.
Taking certain medications helps control thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
In severe cases, Dr. Ghayas may recommend a residential treatment program that offers a temporary, supportive place to live, or outpatient treatment programs.
Don’t let a mental health condition prevent you from enjoying your favorite activities. Call Fulshear Medical Associates for a mental health evaluation today or book one online.