Symptoms of anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming, especially if they’re severe. At Assured Care Group, LLC, Laura Joseph, CRNP, offers mental health screenings for anxiety and depression through an online telehealth platform. Laura works closely with you to identify what may be contributing to your symptoms and creates a treatment plan to help you feel better. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation for anxiety and depression online or call the office in Middle River, Maryland, today.
Anxiety and depression are common mental health disorders that can influence how you think, act, and feel. These conditions may occur together, but they affect people differently.
Depression causes extended periods of extreme sadness, worthlessness, and guilt. The condition can interfere with your daily responsibilities and negatively affect your relationships.
Without treatment, depression can increase your risk for thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide.
Anxiety causes persistent feelings of anxiousness, fear, and intrusive thoughts. These symptoms can lower your quality of life and make it difficult to work or attend to your usual responsibilities.
Your risk for anxiety and depression increases if you have a history of trauma, low self-esteem, or if you’re under a lot of stress. You may also be more likely to experience depression if you have a family history of these disorders.
If you’re thinking about self-harm or suicide, seek immediate medical attention by calling 911 or visiting the nearest hospital.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Assured Care Group, LLC if you have persistent symptoms of anxiety or depression for two weeks or longer. You also need an evaluation if your symptoms prevent you from working, socializing, or meeting your responsibilities.
Same-day appointments are available for anxiety and depression screenings.
Laura meets with you to review your personal and family health histories. She also discusses your lifestyle, your relationships, and other factors that may contribute to your anxiety and depression.
Based on the results of your mental health screening, Laura creates a treatment plan to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Your treatment plan for anxiety and depression may include medications that lessen your symptoms by changing the chemicals in your brain. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) can also help you learn how to cope with the effects that anxiety and depression have on your life. Laura can refer you to a specialist for counseling.
In addition to traditional medications, Assured Care Group, LLC offers medical marijuana prescriptions to help you manage anxiety.
The use of medical marijuana can provide a sense of calmness when you’re feeling anxious. It may also help you feel more relaxed and improve your quality of sleep. Laura can determine if you’re a candidate for a medical marijuana card.
Lifestyle changes can support your treatment plan, as healthy eating and regular exercise are beneficial for managing anxiety and depression. Laura also provides resources to help you manage excess stress.
If you have symptoms of depression and anxiety, you don’t have to deal with them on your own. Call Assured Care Group, LLC to schedule a mental health screening or book an appointment online today.