Depression & Anxiety

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic -  - Family Medicine

Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians located in Lake Oswego, OR

Feeling down or worried every once in a while is normal, but if you’re experiencing ongoing depression and anxiety, contact Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic in Lake Oswego, Oregon, for a consultation. Dr. Selby and Christie Schoppe, P.A., offers supportive counseling services, medications, and psychiatric referrals for adolescents and adults. Call the office today or book an appointment online.

Depression & Anxiety Q & A

What are depression and anxiety?

Although depression and anxiety are different, they commonly occur together. Depression is the unexplained or explained feelings of deep sadness for an extended period. It impairs you from doing daily activities and negatively affects your home and work life. 

Anxiety is the experience of constant stress and worry. As with depression, anxiety interferes with day-to-day activities and makes it hard to cope with difficulties. There are different types of anxiety, and ongoing symptoms may indicate a mental health disorder. 

What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety?

Symptoms of depression and anxiety vary from person to person. Yet there are common symptoms to look for in children, men, and women, including:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Ongoing sadness
  • Problems sleeping 
  • Sleeping constantly
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Behavioral issues
  • Concerned about death
  • Excess worry
  • Feeling worthless
  • Extreme guilt

What causes depression and anxiety?

Anxiety and depression for each person are unique and triggered by various factors. For some, it can be the cause of a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. 

Although everyone is different, the following may increase a person's chance of becoming depressed or having anxiety:

  • Other family members with depression
  • Taking certain medications
  • Using alcohol or drugs
  • Experiencing a traumatic event
  • Connected to other mental health concerns

Who gets depression and anxiety?

Chronic sadness and stress affect people of all ages and backgrounds. However, depression is higher in women than in men. 

In general, roughly one in six adults experiences depression at some point in their life. Anxiety disorders often occur with depression, and people struggle with intense and unmanageable feelings of sadness, worry, fear, and panic.  

What are the treatment options for depression and anxiety?

Treating anxiety and depression is different for each person. Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic provides personalized counseling, referrals to psychiatric facilities, and offers medications. 

Talk therapy with Psychologists or Psychiatrists, in conjunction with medication, is a standard treatment program for people suffering from anxiety and depression. 

The team understands how anxiety and depression affect the quality of your life. Contact the Lake Grove Family Medical Clinic today to begin your journey toward feeling your best.