Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression

Wellspring LifeCare -  - Integrative Medicine Clinic

Wellspring LifeCare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Advanced Diagnostic Center located in Irvine, CA

Do you struggle with anxiety, insomnia, or depression? Whether you are hoping to avoid the side effects associated with conventional psychoactive medications, or looking for additional ways to support your existing mental health treatment plan, the team at Wellspring LifeCare can help you feel better with a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture. To learn more about how we can help you perform your best and live a happier life, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression Q & A

When should I seek help for depression?

Everyone occasionally has the blues, and they know that before long, their mood lifts and they leave the blues behind. But patients with clinical depression can’t simply wait to get over the problem. Clinical depression is more complex and associated with imbalanced brain chemicals that often need medical care.

Your depression is more than the blues if you:

  • Have no interest in activities you usually enjoy
  • Feel hopeless or worthless
  • Feel fatigued
  • Sleep more or less than normal
  • Eat more or less than normal
  • Can’t concentrate
  • Gain or lose weight unintentionally
  • Feel agitated or restless
  • Think about suicide

If you experience any of these symptoms for two weeks or longer, it’s time to consider scheduling an appointment at Wellspring LifeCare.

When should I seek help for anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, whether you’re anxious about a meeting at work or you unexpectedly get caught in a traffic jam. However, normal anxiety should go away when the thing that made you anxious is over.

Persistent anxiety is dangerous for your mental and physical health. Chronically high levels of stress hormones cause problems like weight gain and cardiovascular disease.

When your anxiety becomes overwhelming and interferes with everyday activities or stops you from engaging in personal relationships, it’s a sign that normal daily anxiety has become an anxiety disorder that would benefit from professional attention.

What is insomnia and how is it related to depression and anxiety?

When you have insomnia, you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. You may also wake up during the night or wake too early in the morning, so you don’t get restorative sleep.

Insomnia directly causes depression, and it’s a primary symptom in patients with depression. It’s estimated that 60% of adults with insomnia also have major depression. In some cases, treating insomnia also alleviates depression.

Insomnia and anxiety share the same direct relationship. As you struggle to sleep, you become anxious and, when you have anxiety, your thoughts make it impossible to fall asleep.

The doctors at Wellspring LifeCare provide treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia. To schedule an appointment, call the office or click on the online booking feature.

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