Anxiety & Depression Specialist

Gary Goff MD

Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX

Many people embrace the idea that they need to look after their physical health. However, looking after your mental health is also important. For some, this may come easily. However, others may suffer from a range of mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. While these situations can pose serious challenges, help is available at the office of Gary E. Goff, MD. The highly trained team have extensive experience treating and managing their patients that are experiencing anxiety and depression. Call the Dallas office or go online today to schedule your first appointment.

Anxiety & Depression Q & A

What is anxiety?

While many people experience some level of anxiety throughout their life, chronic anxiety can become quite debilitating and harmful. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, each with its unique challenges. These include:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorders
  • Specific phobias

While all of these conditions present differently, they often share similar symptoms, including:

  • Not being able to stay calm
  • Panic or fear
  • Sleep problems
  • Cold, numb, or tingly extremities
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tense muscles

These symptoms can range in severity. When they are at their worst, they can be quite severe and debilitating, drastically altering a person’s well-being.

What is depression?

Like anxiety, depression drastically alters a person’s mood. While it is normal to feel sad every now and then, people with depression often experience feelings that last longer and are more severe. These symptoms include:

  • Sadness
  • Anxiousness
  • Feeling empty
  • Hopelessness
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in things that usually bring joy
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Restlessness
  • Appetite changes
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

Someone with depression may experience all of these symptoms, although others will only experience several. If you are worried that you or a loved one is experiencing depression, it is important to seek professional help at the office of Gary E. Goff, MD.

What causes anxiety and depression?

Every person is unique, and as such, every person’s experience with anxiety or depression can be unique. While the exact causes are not fully understood in all situations, some similarities can lead one to experience anxiety or depression.

For some, a major life change like the death of a loved one or a serious illness can be enough. Genes and family history also play a role, as does social isolation. In addition, substance abuse can often lead to anxiety or depression. Whatever the cause may be, it is vital to seek professional care, as help is available.

What treatments are available?

Fortunately, for those suffering from anxiety and depression, many therapies that can be used effectively. Recognizing that medications used to manage depression and anxiety can be ineffective at times, or produce unwanted side effects, the office of Gary E. Goff, MD, specializes in providing their patients with access to cutting edge EEG/PrTMS for treatment.

This form of noninvasive treatment involves personalized repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to evoke neuromodulation and positively influence the levels of specific neurotransmitters that are key for mental health.

To learn more about treatment for depression and anxiety, call the office of Gary E. Goff, MD, or go online today to schedule your first appointment.