Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

If continued sadness, fear, or worry negatively affects your daily life, see the specialists at LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY. Their team of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners offers effective treatments for depression, anxiety, and other common mental health concerns. Call the office to schedule an in-person or virtual evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

What is mental health?

Your mental health describes your emotions, mood, thoughts, behavior patterns, and overall well-being. When something is off with your mental health, you might feel depressed, anxious, hopeless, fearful, or even suicidal. Common mental health conditions that adults, teenagers, and even children may face at some point include:

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

The good news is that mental health treatment at LocalMD offers you a chance to achieve fulfillment, peace, joy, and happiness.

What are the symptoms of mental health challenges?

Signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns include:

  • Compulsions
  • Obsessions
  • Social isolation
  • Fear of social situations
  • Ongoing fear or worry
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems sleeping
  • Extreme or ongoing sadness
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Nightmares
  • Ongoing or extreme stress
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Flashbacks
  • Mood swings

Anytime you experience extreme emotions or mood fluctuations, don’t hesitate to call LocalMD. Friendly, compassionate providers are happy to answer your questions and offer virtual mental health evaluations if you prefer to remain in the comfort of your home or office.

What can cause mental health disorders?

Mental health conditions can develop because of unknown causes, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing one. Examples include:

  • Personal history of mental health challenges
  • Family history of psychiatric disorders
  • Traumatic life experiences 

Loss of a loved one, divorce, breakups, military combat, car accidents, chronic illness, natural disasters, abuse, and other types of trauma can all contribute to mental health challenges. 

How does my specialist diagnose mental health conditions?

Your LocalMD provider completes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine if you have symptoms of specific mental health concerns. They inquire about your lifestyle habits, emotions, mood, and more before personalizing a mental health treatment plan. 

How are mental health disorders treated?

LocalMD offers numerous treatments for mental health conditions, such as lifestyle change coaching, psychotherapy (talk therapy), and medication management. You might receive counseling individually or as a family weekly or as needed.

You can choose in-person counseling or virtual therapy sessions from the comfort of a location of your choosing. It’s also important to maintain a strong social support network and adopt healthy lifestyle habits, including exercising regularly, eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep, minimizing stress, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding excessive alcohol use.

Take any prescribed psychiatric medications exactly as directed by your specialist and call the LocalMD office with any questions you may have.

Call LocalMD to get evaluated or treated for a mental health condition, or use the online booking feature today.