Mental Health Specialist

My Primary Care Clinic

Primary Care Practice located in San Marcos, TX

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in the United States; they're so common, in fact, that it can be hard to know when they’re a part of everyday life or they’re serious enough to warrant medical attention. The team at My Primary Care Clinic is available to support your mental health with treatment that relieves symptoms and ongoing support when anxiety and depression persist. If you have any questions about your mental health or would like to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call the office in San Marcos, Texas.

Mental Health Q & A

When should you get help for depression?

Everyone sometimes feels blue or goes through a period of depression. Well-meaning friends and family may suggest you should just shrug it off, but serious depression isn’t something you can simply dismiss.

When you have any of these symptoms for two weeks or longer, it’s time to consider getting help from the team at My Primary Care Clinic.

  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Changes in sleep habits (sleeping more or less)
  • Changes in eating habits (eating more or less)
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Thoughts of suicide

When should you get help for anxiety?

Anxiety is a part of everyday life. Most of the time, it’s not something to worry about because it goes away after you deal with the person or situation that made you anxious.

When your anxiety stays high for an extended time, your mental and physical health suffer. Anxiety triggers the release of the stress hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol can suppress your immune system, cause weight gain, and lead to heart disease.

Persistent anxiety causes emotional and physical symptoms. You may feel tense, filled with dread, or so apprehensive that you avoid people and places. Anxiety can boost your heart rate, make it hard to breathe, and trigger a panic attack.

If your anxiety persists and becomes an overwhelming fear that interferes with any part of your life, it’s not normal daily anxiety. That’s when the team at My Primary Care Clinic can help.

What should you expect from mental health care?

The team at My Primary Care Clinic is dedicated to taking care of your mental health. They work with each patient, talking about your concerns and then creating a plan to help you recover from depression and anxiety.

A brain chemical imbalance — a deficiency in one or more neurotransmitters — is one of the primary causes of depression and anxiety. For this reason, treatment often starts with prescription medications to relieve your symptoms and restore essential brain chemicals.

Many patients also benefit from combining medical treatment with talk therapy to learn what triggers their depression or anxiety and how to manage these challenges.

To get help with depression or anxiety, call My Primary Care Clinic or book an appointment online.