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Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Reston, VA

Anxiety and depression are the top two mental health challenges facing teens and adults, and unfortunately, the two conditions often occur at the same time. At Prosperity Internal Medicine in Reston, Virginia, Tarique Zahir, MD, and Taseen Mir, MD, understand that many of their patients struggle with one or both mental health disorders. They offer counseling and support when needed to help you overcome the issues and regain a positive life. Call Prosperity Internal Medicine or schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

What is mental health?

Mental health is a multifaceted concept. Having good mental health involves many qualities, from having positive self-esteem and coping with daily stress to being part of a community and feeling confident, happy, and fulfilled.

Your mental health influences every life decision and determines your ability to build and maintain relationships. Every part of your life — your childhood and life experiences, lifestyle habits, physical health, social life, and work success — influences the state of your mental and emotional well-being.

Mental health also encompasses psychiatric and behavioral health disorders, diagnosing and treating the full scope of conditions. The Prosperity Internal Medicine providers specialize in providing mental health support for the two most common challenges: anxiety and depression.

When should I seek mental health support for anxiety?

Anxiety can sneak up on you because it’s a normal part of daily life. Everyone feels anxious every time they face a dreaded or dangerous situation. Your anxiety should improve once the situation is over.

Anxiety becomes a concern when you’re often anxious or your anxiety interrupts your daily life. You may change your schedule to avoid the things that trigger your worry. Or, you may have anxiety even when you don’t face a dreaded situation. 

These are all signs that you should seek help for overcoming your anxiety.

When should I seek mental health support for depression?

Depression causes these and perhaps other symptoms:

  • Feeling sad and hopeless
  • Losing interest in your favorite activities
  • Dealing with constant fatigue
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep
  • Having a hard time concentrating

The low energy and sadness of depression permeate your life, changing the way you think and feel about everything.

Once depression sets in, it’s not going to improve on its own. If you have several symptoms lasting two weeks or longer, you should consider getting help at Prosperity Internal Medicine.

What treatments might I need for mental health challenges?

Your Prosperity Internal Medicine provider offers mental health support in the form of counseling and prescribing medications like antidepressants.

They have helped many people overcome anxiety and depression, but they refer you to a specialist if you need more intensive psychotherapy or complex care.

Call Prosperity Internal Medicine or book an appointment online if you need help with anxiety or depression today.

Services We Offer

Our general doctors specialize in providing a wide variety of services to our patients, including adult primary care, preventative medicine, women’s health, and many more! If necessary, we also provide referrals to the appropriate specialist to further your care.