Depression/Anxiety

Punjabi Medical Clinic

Narendra Punjabi, MD, PA

Internal Medicine & Addiction Treatment Specialist located in Travis County, Austin, TX

Anyone can struggle with depression or anxiety at any point in life. In fact, 1 in 6 adults has depression at some point. If you’re noticing a change in your behaviors or find that you’re losing your motivation, you need to see Narendra Punjabi, MD, the top depression and anxiety expert in Austin, Texas. His practice, Punjabi Medical Clinic, welcomes new patients who live with mental health conditions. Whether you have a previous diagnosis or suspect you’re depressed or anxious and need help, the team is ready to care for you.

Depression/Anxiety Q & A

Who gets depression or anxiety?

You may have depression or anxiety just because the condition runs in your family. Other times, depression or anxiety develops because of something that happens in your life. These conditions can stem from:

  • Going through trauma or stressful events
  • Having a major life change, like having a baby
  • Taking certain medications
  • Abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Chronic health conditions or pain, including cancer

It isn't always possible to find the exact cause of your depression or anxiety. But getting to the root of the problem often helps with your treatment plan.

Talk with Dr. Punjabi about everything that's going on in your life, no matter how difficult it is to open up. The more details you provide, the sooner you can get help.

What are the symptoms of depression and anxiety?

It's understandable to have a bad day once in awhile or to feel anxious occasionally. But if those feelings are increasingly frequent and are impacting your daily life, you could have depression or anxiety — or both. Common symptoms include:

  • Skipping work or school
  • Having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Noticing a change in your appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Feeling sad or suicidal
  • Avoiding social situations

One of the most common complaints patients have when they are depressed or anxious is that they no longer participate in the activities they once enjoyed. If you notice that your habits are changing or that you’re skipping your responsibilities, it's time to see Dr. Punjabi.

How are depression and anxiety treated?

Your treatment plan depends on your level of depression or anxiety; treatment is tailored to you. Some customized depression and anxiety treatment plans include:

  • Prescription medication
  • Counseling or therapy
  • Nutritional coaching
  • Exercise plans

If a loved one can help you through your treatment, sometimes it’s beneficial to bring them to your appointment for support. They can help you make the lifestyle changes you need, including becoming more active so that you can take charge of side effects of depression and anxiety.

Book an appointment to get treatment for depression or anxiety today. Schedule by calling the office or using the online booking feature.