Approximately 20% of Americans experience a mental health issue every year. If you experience symptoms of bipolar disorder, ADHD, or a change in your cognitive abilities like memory or decision making, our expert team at Washington Medical Clinic LLC in Silver Spring, Maryland, can help. The team offers mental health screenings and treats various mental health issues with multiple modalities, including medication management. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to get the help you need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
The team at Washington Medical Clinic LLC diagnoses and treats a wide range of mental health conditions, in-person and via telehealth. The most well-known mental illnesses include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in America today, with around 18% of adults experiencing some anxiety every year. The team helps many patients with generalized anxiety disorder, which causes intense stress and fear about everyday responsibilities and activities, such as work projects, childcare, or family health. It also causes physical symptoms.
Depression is another common mental illness that causes feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and guilt. Unlike the sadness that everyone feels now and then, depression lasts for long periods of time and interferes with your life, disrupting your relationships and performance at work or school.
Although ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, it also affects adults. If you have ADHD as an adult, you may experience symptoms such as disorganization, failing to meet deadlines, frequently misplacing things, anger, or irritability. Fortunately, you can manage your symptoms and maintain a healthy and fulfilling life with effective treatment.
Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health condition characterized by sudden and unexpected mood, energy, and activity shifts. These mood changes are referred to as manic and depressive episodes. During a manic episode, someone with bipolar disorder feels elated and energized but may also be more irritable and easily angered. With depression in bipolar disorder, symptoms may include sadness, loneliness, lack of energy, low self-esteem, and loss of interest in friends and activities.
Washington Medical Clinic LLC offers highly customized treatments for mental health conditions. Following your mental health evaluation, your provider creates a treatment plan that may include a combination of medication management, therapy, and lifestyle modifications. In many cases, you may benefit from a prescription for an antidepressant or another mood-regulating drug to control your symptoms while you focus on identifying and resolving any underlying issues in therapy.
If you’re concerned about your mental health, call Washington Medical Clinic LLC or make an appointment online today.