In any given year in the United States, one in five adults succumbs to mental illness, and mood disorders make up a large share of these diagnoses. At River Hills Family Medicine, Lori Naglieri, MD, offers experienced and compassionate care for patients in Austin and Leander, Texas, that helps them regain control over their lives. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or insomnia, call for an appointment or use the online scheduling tool.
Far and away the most common mood disorder is major depressive disorder, which affects more than 16 million adults in the US. There are many other forms of depression, including:
Mood disorders can also develop as a result of drug or alcohol misuse or as side effects of certain medications, such as chemotherapy for cancer.
The most common signs that you may be struggling with depression include:
Depressive disorders affect people in a variety of ways, which means there isn’t a definitive checklist of symptoms. That said, the hallmark of depression is the sadness and loss of hope that can be crippling.
While depression is the primary mood disorder, anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults. Anxiety disorders include:
Phobias also fall under anxiety disorders and include any irrational fear you may have toward something, which can range from spiders to social events.
The primary red flags that an anxiety disorder may be affecting you include:
Here again, these symptoms are only the tip of the iceberg, as anxiety disorders can affect people in myriad ways, but the list above should help guide you.
When it comes to mental health issues, no two people are alike, which is why Dr. Naglieri treats these disorders on a case-by-case basis. She may turn to:
Dr. Naglieri understands the impact that a mental health issue can have on your life, so she works with you until you regain control and find peace.
At River Hills Family Medicine, Dr. Naglieri doesn’t diagnose ADHD, which is a complicated process that’s best left to ADHD experts. What the team at River Hills Family Medicine provides is expert oversight of the condition and medication management.
If you suspect you or a loved one may have a mood disorder or mental health issue, call River Hills Family Medicine or request a consultation using the online booking tool.