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Anxiety and Depression

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Everyone feels the effects of stress in their life now and then. But when you feel consumed by worry or a sense of hopelessness that keeps you from functioning at work, in school or socially, it’s absolutely time to see your doctor -- because chances are, she can help.

At Temple Terrace Primary Care, our doctors understand how to treat both young and older patients who come to our practice with consistently overwhelming emotions of sadness, worry and fear. Patients who have a mood disorder such as major depression or anxiety often require consistent, long-term treatment, and in that instance, our doctors will be with you all the way. In any case, when you call our office, a caring heart and knowledgeable, talented physician will be ready and waiting to help you get back on the road to emotional, physical and spiritual health. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 813.971.3136 or fill out an online appointment request form here.  

Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disinterest in everyday activities
  • Excessive worrying
  • Fatigue
  • Inappropriate behavior or outbursts
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unexplained pain

Diagnostic Methods

  • Physical exam
  • Tests (blood, other) to rule out a physical problem such as a thyroid disorder
  • Psychological evaluation

Treatments

  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Lifestyle modifications (exercise, alcohol and drug avoidance, adequate sleep)
  • Medications including antidepressants
  • Psychotherapy
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Alternative Therapies (meditation, art therapy, relaxation techniques)