Mental Health

Robert Duhaney, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Dallas, TX

Mental health is less talked about but is just as important as your physical health. If you’re one of the more than 43.8 million Americans struggling with mental illness, help is available. At Medtopia Medical Clinic in Dallas, Texas, board-certified internal medicine and primary care physician Robert Duhaney, MD, and the team, regularly provide mental health services to men and women, including diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To request your mental health consultation today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a branch of medicine that works to improve your psychological and emotional well-being. If you have good mental health, you’re more likely to lead a happy, healthy life. Good mental health also helps you demonstrate resilience and better cope with life’s challenges. 

Life events and your genetic makeup are two factors that influence the state of your mental health. Even if you’re struggling, there are a variety of treatments and practices that can limit feelings of depression or anxiety and help you live a more well-rounded life. 

What are some common mental health disorders?

Patients can access treatment for several mental health disorders at Medtopia Medical Clinic, including:

Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems, affecting about 16.1 million Americans. It’s characterized by feelings of sadness or hopelessness that last for two weeks or longer. Everyone feels sad from time to time, but if your feelings interfere with your ability to function or participate in daily activity, it may point to a more serious underlying problem.

Anxiety

If you suffer from anxiety, you may experience ruminating thoughts or constant worries about things and situations that are out of your control. It’s normal to feel nervous or anxious before giving a presentation or participating in a major life event, like a wedding, but if you’re constantly anxious, it’s important to seek medical help. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a mental health condition characterized by differences in brain development and activity. Ultimately, these differences affect your ability to pay attention and sit still. It can also increase your risk of impulsive or irrational decision making. 

How are mental health disorders diagnosed?

To diagnose mental health disorders, your Medtopia Medical Clinic provider conducts a physical exam, asks you questions about the symptoms you’re experiencing, and reviews your medical history. Your doctor also orders a series of laboratory tests to rule out other potential causes. 

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor might also recommend a psychological evaluation or they might ask you to fill out a mental health questionnaire. Usually, these steps provide enough information to make an accurate diagnosis.

How are mental health disorders treated?

No two mental health treatment plans are exactly alike. Ultimately, the goal is reduce symptoms, address the underlying causes, and make your life more enjoyable. Your doctor might recommend healthy lifestyle changes, prescription medications, counseling, or nutritional supplements.

To request your mental health consultation at Medtopia Medical Clinic today, call the office or click the online scheduling tool.