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Depression, Anxiety, And Insomnia

Express Family Clinic

Family Practice located in Allen, TX

Depression is marked by prolonged or persistent sadness, often without an identifiable cause. In many cases, depression is accompanied by feelings of anxiety and sleeplessness. At Express Family Clinic in Allen, Texas, Sunil Modi, MD and Pradeep Parihar, MD dedicate themselves to helping patients of all ages cope with and heal from depression, anxiety, and insomnia. If you’re experiencing any of these all too common conditions, call or book an appointment online today.

Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Q & A

What are the symptoms of depression?

While it’s perfectly normal to feel sad from time to time, depression is a more serious condition marked by persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and it can impact your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Other common signs of depression include:

  • An inability to find pleasure in hobbies you once enjoyed
  • Trouble concentrating and remembering details
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Thoughts of suicide and death

If you’ve had thoughts of suicide, please seek help immediately. Dr. Modi and Dr. Parihar provide compassionate care for people of all ages living with depression.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

The most common characteristics of anxiety include feelings of nervousness, fear, or panic. These feelings are often accompanied by physical reactions, such as shortness of breath and heart palpitations.

Phobias and social anxiety also fall under the broader anxiety umbrella; in some cases, anxiety may be so severe that you avoid leaving the house.

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

Insomnia is the inability to fall or stay asleep long enough to get a sufficient night’s rest. If the condition manifests a few nights a week and persists for several months, you are considered to have chronic insomnia. Insomnia can lead to fatigue, an inability to focus, and mood swings.

How are depression, anxiety, and insomnia related?

While depression, anxiety, and insomnia are all separate conditions, they often occur together. Feelings of depression and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights; conversely, not getting enough sleep can contribute to depression. In some cases, you may be in a vicious cycle of sleeplessness, depression, and anxiety.

While these conditions are complicated and there is no one cause for any of these conditions, they often come about from similar circumstances or inciting events, such as:

  • Abuse or conflict
  • Significant life changes
  • Reactions to medication
  • Death or loss
  • A family history of depression, anxiety, or insomnia
  • Alcohol or substance abuse

By identifying the specific cause of your depression, anxiety, or insomnia, Dr. Modi and Dr. Parihar can work to treat the underlying issue and provide a better balance for a healthy and happy life.

How are depression, anxiety, and insomnia treated?

There are numerous psychological therapies as well as medications that can help you overcome your condition and lead a healthier, happier, more productive life. Treatments may include counseling and lifestyle changes, such as dietary and exercise recommendations, or prescriptions to help you achieve a better physical balance.

Recognizing symptoms and seeking support is the first step on the path to wellness. If you’re feeling depressed, anxious, or not sleeping on a regular basis, call Express Family Clinic today or make an appointment online.