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Mental Health

Fulshear Medical Associates -  - Internal Medicine

Fulshear Medical Associates

Primary Care Physician & Psychiatry located in Houston, TX

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 Q & A

What is mental health?

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.

What are mental health conditions?

Various mental health conditions exist, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive disorder
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and binge eating disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia

A common theme among mental health disorders is that they affect everyday tasks and your ability to be happy or thrive in your environment.

What are the symptoms of mental health disorders?

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:

  • Loss of interest in your favorite activities
  • Eating or sleeping too little or too much
  • Having little or no energy
  • Unexplained aches, pains, or weight loss
  • Drinking, smoking, or using illicit drugs excessively
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
  • Problems with interpersonal relationships
  • Severe emotional ups and downs
  • Persistent thoughts that don’t go away or hearing voices
  • An inability to properly take care of your kids or get to work or school

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.

What are the treatments for mental health conditions?

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, or another mental health condition, Dr. Ghayas might recommend the following treatments:

Psychotherapy

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

Support groups help you recover from an addiction, traumatic event, or grief.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

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.

Medications

Taking certain medications helps control thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Outpatient or residential treatment programs

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.