Mental Health

Private Medical Practices & Family Medicine and Primary Care located in Arlington, TX

Mental Health
Mental Health services offered in Arlington, TX

Do you feel down in the dumps or anxious on a regular basis and desire a better life? At Primecare Family Practice, a private medical practice in Arlington, Texas, Lewis Nyantika, APRN, FNP-C, Maryline Ongangi, APRN, FNP-C, and their exceptional team offer mental health treatments for depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking tab today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Your mental health includes your thoughts, emotions, and your mood, which often affect your behavior. Having mental health conditions can cause you to feel hopeless, helpless, fearful, or constantly sad. See the Primecare Family Practice team at the first sign of a problem to stabilize your mood and help you live your best life. 


What are examples of mental health disorders?

Examples of common mental health disorders include:

  • Depression 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Insomnia

You may have more than one mental health disorder at the same time, such as PTSD with depression or anxiety with depression. 


What risk factors do mental health challenges have?

The cause of mental health disorders isn’t always clear, but your risk of having them appears to increase because of:

  • Personal or family history of mental health problems
  • Ongoing or extreme stress
  • Chronic diseases
  • Traumatic life events
  • Toxin exposure as a child
  • Maternal drug or alcohol use
  • Physical, verbal, or emotional abuse
  • Using alcohol, tobacco, or drugs at an early age
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Lack of a strong social support network
  • Having few or no friends
  • Certain personality traits

Adopting healthy habits might lessen your chance of developing mental health conditions, but you can’t always avoid them. 


How does my doctor diagnose mental health disorders?

To determine which mental health problems you may have, the Primecare Family Practice team discusses your symptoms, medical history, thoughts, mood, and behavior patterns during a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. They also ask about your lifestyle habits and treatment preferences before customizing a treatment plan. 


How are mental health challenges treated?

The most common treatments for anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders include making lifestyle changes, taking medications, and undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy). Your provider might recommend making changes to your diet, exercise, or sleep patterns, as well as adopting stress-reduction strategies. 

Speaking with a mental health specialist helps you learn ways to alter your behavior patterns and thoughts, so you can improve your mood and live your best life.

To find relief from the symptoms of common mental health disorders, call the Primecare Family Practice office or book an appointment online today.