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Mental Health Concerns

Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine & Pediatrician & Internist located in Arlington, VA

Good mental health is vital to your quality of life and directly affects your physical wellness. At Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Mary Ellen Gallagher, MD offers professional services for mental health concerns like depression and anxiety, as well as other mental health disorders. Call the Arlington, Virginia, office today or schedule an appointment online to explore treatment options.

Mental Health Concerns Q & A

When should I seek treatment for mental health concerns?

Everyone feels blue or agitated at times, but when these feelings begin to interfere with your quality of life, work, and relationships, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a medical professional like those at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. 

Symptoms that suggest your mental health concerns could benefit from an evaluation include:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Excessive worry
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Unexplained weight changes
  • Loss of interest in usual activities

Children aren’t immune to mental health disorders either. You may notice their symptoms show up as misbehavior at school or at home or withdrawal from activities they usually love.

What services are available for mental health concerns?

The team at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics offers patient-focused services to address common mental health disorders and behavioral issues in children and adults.

You may benefit from on-site diagnostic screenings and counseling to help understand your condition and its possible cause. The team may offer medication management, and referral to specialists for complicated disorders. 

They can also offer resources that help you learn how to cope with your symptoms and overcome their effects on your day-to-day life. 

What specific treatments are used to treat mental health concerns?

While mental health issues can feel overwhelming at times, you can successfully manage them with the right care plan.

The team at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics uses a combination of counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy referrals, and may include medications to help you or your loved one manage mental health disorders. 

They also consider the social, environmental, and physical factors that may contribute to your mental health struggles. 

If you or a loved one feel desperate, hopeless, or sad, contact Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics for an appointment. Call or schedule online today to get started with the care you need.