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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression often occur together but are two distinct mental health issues. Bosede Iwuamadi, DNP, PMHNP, and the team at Newstone Behavioral Health in Garland, Texas, take a patient-centered approach to psychiatric mental health care. Through telehealth, they provide comprehensive and compassionate care for anxiety and depression. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for expert care.

Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What is the difference between anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression can occur together but are individual conditions. Depression is a mental illness that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and despair that have a significant effect on your normal routine. 

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, making you feel nervous or worried. These feelings usually go away when the stress resolves.

If you have overwhelming and persistent feelings of nervousness or worry that affect your life, then you may have an anxiety disorder, a mental health condition.


How would I know if I have depression?

The skilled team at Newstone Behavioral Health conducts a thorough evaluation to diagnose depression. Depression is a serious mood disorder that causes a wide range of symptoms, such as:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness and despair
  • Emptiness
  • Low energy
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disinterest in activities that bring joy
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Aches and pains without a physical cause
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

The team may diagnose you with depression if you have symptoms of the mood disorder that affect most of your day for two or more weeks. 


What are the types of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are categorized into types based on triggers and symptoms. There are several types, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD causes overwhelming fear, worry, or dread about daily life or stressful situations.


Panic disorder

People with panic disorder have frequent, unexpected panic attacks. A panic attack causes paralyzing feelings of fear and physical symptoms like shortness of breath, shaking, and sweating.


Phobia-related disorders

Fear of spiders, flying, and needles are examples of phobia-related disorders. The fear of these things or situations is disproportionate to any real danger.


What are the treatments for anxiety and depression?

The team at Newstone Behavioral Health takes an individualized approach to treating anxiety and depression. Your treatment plan may include medication management, psychotherapy, or both.

The psychiatric mental health care team works closely with you, helping you understand your anxiety or depression, and developing strategies that improve how you think and feel.

Newstone Behavioral Health provides high-quality and compassionate care through telehealth. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.