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Anxiety & Depression Specialist

Four Peaks Primary Care & Internal Medicine

Fayz Yar Khan, MD

Primary Care Internal Medicine & Aesthetic Injector located in Phoenix, AZ

Taking care of your mental health can require just as much attention as your physical health. If you suffer from anxiety & depression, Fayz Yar Khan, MD, and his team at Four Peaks Internal Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, have the expertise, experience, and compassion to diagnose and treat your condition. To schedule a consultation, call the practice or use the online booking tool today.

Anxiety & Depression Q&A

What is anxiety?

When you suffer from anxiety, you can experience feelings of severe worry, concern, and dread. For most everyone, anxiety can happen as a natural part of life. However, if you’re impacted by it every day, your anxiety might be a chronic disorder.

Symptoms may include:

  • Sweating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Feeling weak
  • Feeling tense
  • Feeling nervous
  • Having a sense of dread
  • Breathing rapidly
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal issues

Not everyone has the same symptoms. You might have just a few of the signs or you can have all of them. 

What is depression?

Depression affects your mood, causing you intense feelings of sadness that last for long periods of time. Feeling sad or down about unfortunate circumstances in life are common. But, depression affects you so severely that you struggle with functioning normally.

Symptoms may include:

  • Crying
  • Tearfulness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Lack of interest in activities
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Change in appetite
  • Gaining weight
  • Losing weight
  • Lack of energy
  • Trouble with focusing or concentrating

Even though you might find it difficult to ask for help, the compassionate team at Four Peaks Internal Medicine understands your condition. They can offer a listening ear, give excellent guidance, and provide effective treatment.

How are anxiety and depression diagnosed?

When you come to the practice, the team evaluates your symptoms and performs a physical exam, as well, to rule out underlying issues. They can also perform anxiety and depression screening tests.

Blood tests are ordered if other conditions are suspect, such as issues with your thyroid, hormone levels, or a possible vitamin deficiency.

Once you’re diagnosed accurately, the team puts together a customized treatment plan that can help your mental disorder. 

How are anxiety and depression treated?

The team at Four Peaks Internal Medicine takes a conservative and effective approach to helping you get well. Treatments can include lifestyle changes, talk therapy, and taking herbs. 

Depending on the severity of your condition, different types of therapy can be offered and medications prescribed, as needed.

Your doctors work with you to customize a treatment plan that gives you successful results.

If you struggle with anxiety or depression or both, call the practice or book your appointment online today. The compassionate, expert team can help your mind rest.