Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Muskogee, OK

Mental health conditions can disrupt your life so completely you might struggle to make it through the day. If you’re having problems with a mental health disorder, Teresa James APRN, C-NP Health & Wellness, LLC provides comprehensive treatment for adults living and working in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Teresa has years of experience helping patients with depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and other distressing mental health problems. To benefit from her expertise, call the office of Teresa James APRN, C-NP Health & Wellness, LLC today or book an appointment online.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health focuses on problems affecting your emotional, psychological, and behavioral well-being.

Anybody of any age can struggle with mental health problems. Sometimes they’re temporary, but many people live with lifelong mental health disorders that require expert management.

What symptoms do mental health problems cause?

Depending on the nature and severity of your mental health condition, you could experience a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Persistent sadness and despair
  • Overwhelming fear
  • Self-loathing
  • Guilt and shame
  • Hyperactivity
  • Disruptiveness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Unhealthy obsessions
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Mania
  • Distorted body image
  • Flawed thinking
  • Panic attacks

Mental and physical health are closely linked. Psychiatric disorders can result in physical health issues and vice versa. For instance, conditions like cancer and chronic pain often trigger mental health problems like depression.

What mental health conditions could affect me?

Teresa James APRN, C-NP Health & Wellness, LLC provides compassionate support for patients struggling with:

  • Depression (major depressive disorder)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders

Mental health problems like these can be severely disabling. For example, depression can make you so sick you can’t get out of bed. Anxiety and PTSD can cause you to be too anxious to leave home.

How are mental health conditions treated?

After talking to you about your symptoms and reviewing your medical history, Teresa begins her assessment of your mental health with a physical exam. Physical health problems sometimes cause mental illnesses, so it’s important to rule out or treat conditions like hypothyroidism and menopause symptoms.

The next step is to discuss the problems your mental health disorder is causing. Teresa might recommend you to a specialist or support groups.

Medications like antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs can also help to rebalance the chemicals in your brain that play a role in emotions like fear and regulate your mood. Teresa can advise you on making healthier lifestyle choices to improve your general well-being.

To find out how you can improve your mental health, call Teresa James APRN, C-NP Health & Wellness, LLC today or book an appointment online.