Health One Family Medicine -  - Family Medicine

Shalin Parikh, M.D.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physician located in Irving, TX

Depression, Anxiety, And Insomnia Specialist

Depression and anxiety disorders are serious medical issues that require ongoing care to manage. At Health One Family Medicine in Irving, TX, Dr. Shalin Parikh provides patient-centered care for depression and anxiety disorders in patients of all ages, helping them manage symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Q & A

by Shalin Parikh, M.D.

What are the symptoms of clinical depression?

While everyone feels sad from time to time, people with clinical depression have persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair that interfere with normal everyday living and take a significant toll on their quality of life. Unlike “normal” feelings of sadness triggered by an event like a death or other loss, clinical depression causes feelings of sadness and hopelessness even without any specific triggering event. People with clinical depression can have difficulties with work, school, and personal relationships, and they may consider or even attempt suicide. That's because clinical depression is caused by an imbalance of important mood-stabilizing chemicals in the brain, and medical care is needed to help “rebalance” these chemicals so feelings of depression can be resolved.

What are anxiety disorders?

An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition that causes people to feel anxious on a routine basis and in the absence of a triggering event. People with anxiety disorders often have feelings of nervousness, fear, and dread that are out of proportion to any issue of concern. Like depression, anxiety disorders can interfere with a person's ability to function normally at work, at school or in social or family situations. Anxiety can be triggered by different events depending on the type of anxiety disorder that's involved. For instance, people with general anxiety disorders tend to feel overanxious most of the time, while those with separation anxiety, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or social anxiety tend to experience symptoms under specific circumstances. People with severe anxiety often develop panic attacks that can cause symptoms like rapid heartbeat, extreme sweating, rapid breathing and extreme emotional reactions. Anxiety disorders and depression often occur together, with one condition exacerbating the other.

How are depression and anxiety treated?

Treatment for both clinical depression and anxiety disorders typically relies on medications to rebalance brain chemicals, sometimes combined with counseling to help patients replace negative feelings and reactions with positive ones. Ongoing management is necessary to help patients keep their conditions under control. Regular office visits help ensure treatment remains targeted to each patient's needs.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. Starting June 1, 2018, there will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare
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Location
Health One Family Medicine
3601 Regent Boulevard, #165
Irving, TX 75063
Phone: 469-213-3422
Fax: (469) 262 5763
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469-213-3422