Depression

Charter Health PC

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Lynn, MA

Depression and anxiety are common problems for many teens and adults. Substance abuse is also commonly associated with depression and anxiety. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, only 50% of sufferers get the treatment they need. If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, reach out for help from a trusted care provider that puts you first. The Charter Health PC team is here to help patients with compassion and empathy. We treat depression, anxiety and substance abuse in the office and we also offer telehealth visits. The Charter Health team works very closely with leading psychiatrists, therapists and recovery coaches in Lynn, Massachusetts, of the North Shore area of Boston. Book your appointment anytime online or by calling the office today.

Depression Q & A

What are the signs and symptoms of depression?

Depression can have many different symptoms and it can be unique to each sufferer. Some of the things that you might deal with if you're depressed includes:

  • Persistent sad feelings
  • Little interest or pleasure in doing things one normally enjoys.
  • Little interest in social or family activities
  • Feelings of decreased self-worth
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Weight loss or gain due to appetite changes

Some depression sufferers struggle with suicidal ideation. If you’re struggling with these symptoms, reaching out for help is crucial. Please call us as soon as possible if you are to receive compassionate help for a Charter Health PC care provider.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

If you suffer from anxiety, you may experience a variety of symptoms, with the most common including:

  • Worrying excessively
  • Inability to redirect your thoughts when you’re stressed
  • Agitation
  • Restlessness
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Sleep problems, including difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Hyperventilation (very rapid breathing)
  • Stomach pain or other gastrointestinal symptoms

Everyone feels stress or anxiety at certain points in life, but when anxiety is persistent or becomes intrusive it’s important that you get help.

Could I have both depression and anxiety at the same time?

Yes, in fact, it’s quite common. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about half of all depression sufferers also struggle with anxiety. Treating both depression and anxiety effectively requires a customized approach, which is exactly what Charter Health PC offers.

How are depression and anxiety treated?

The care team at Charter Health PC believe in individualized approaches to treatment that considers the person’s physical and emotional state of health. Your customized treatment for depression, anxiety, or both, may include some or all of the following.

  • Talk therapy to uncover the origin of the issues to help us find solutions together
  • Medications such as antidepressants to help relieve intrusive severe symptoms
  • Treatment of other conditions such as diabetes and substance abuse that can worsen depression and anxiety
  • Access to behavioral health specialists
  • Access to recovery coaches
  • Access to social workers

To cope with depression and anxiety effectively, you need the caring support of a team that is truly dedicated to your well-being. Charter Health PC is here for you!

Book your appointment by calling Charter Health PC or by using the online scheduler now. Telehealth visits for depression and anxiety are also available.