Labyrinth Psychiatry Group
Psychiatrist located in Cranford, NJ, Central NJ, and Union County
Around 45% of people with one mental health condition also have another, so it’s unsurprising that depression and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. The experienced psychiatry team at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group in Cranford, New Jersey, can evaluate you to see if you meet the criteria for either or both disorders and treat you accordingly. To explore treatments for depression and anxiety, call Labyrinth Psychiatry Group, or request an appointment online today. Telehealth visits are also available.
Depression & Anxiety Q & A
What are depression and anxiety?
Depression and anxiety are not quite the same, but some of their symptoms are, and many people have both at the same time. A few of their shared symptoms are sleep problems, concentration problems, and irritability. If you have symptoms like these, you should book an evaluation for both conditions at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group.
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a severe and long-lasting low mood. If you have depression, you might feel hopeless, fatigued, and uninterested in your usual favorite topics and activities. Severe depression can also cause thoughts of suicide, but in these cases, you should seek emergency care.
Anxiety includes a wide variety of disorders characterized by worry, panic, or specific phobias. These feelings are often so intense that they interfere with your ability to function, even if you’re in no immediate danger. They can hold you back from completing tasks that might seem simple to others, like going to the grocery store or attending a social event.
How are depression and anxiety diagnosed?
The team of psychiatrists and other providers at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group have experience diagnosing and treating both anxiety and depression, or both in conjunction when they occur together. Before starting treatment, however, the team must make a diagnosis with evidence-based evaluations.
When you come in for an evaluation for anxiety and depression, you start by describing your mental and physical health history to your provider. Then, they evaluate you for the criteria for both conditions with evidence-based screening tests. They include questionnaires related to your symptoms and concerns.
In some cases, the team might recommend blood testing for hormone imbalances and other physiological signs of a possible mental health disorder.
How are depression and anxiety treated?
The Labyrinth Psychiatry Group team understands the grave effects that depression or an anxiety disorder can have in various areas of your life, and they offer treatments to help you manage either or both conditions. Your comprehensive depression and anxiety treatment plan with Labyrinth Psychiatry Group might involve:
- Medications (e.g., antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications)
- Individual psychotherapy (talk therapy)
- Group psychotherapy
- Neuromodulation therapies
- Lifestyle changes (e.g., journaling, keeping a set schedule)
Usually, a combination of treatments, including medications and psychotherapy, works best to manage disorders like depression and anxiety. For your convenience, Labyrinth Psychiatry Group offers the option of telehealth visits to save you the time and effort of traveling to regular office visits for medication management and psychotherapy.
Schedule your next telehealth or in-office visit over the phone or book one online at Labyrinth Psychiatry Group today.