Caring about your emotional and mental health is just as necessary as caring for your physical health. At Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness in Bowie, Maryland, the medical team offers in-office services that focus on your mental and emotional health. They screen for and treat depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns. The team also specializes in stress management to reduce your risk factors for high blood pressure, heart disease, and other stress-related conditions. To schedule a behavioral health consultation, call Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness today or book an appointment online.request an appointment
What is behavioral health?
Behavioral health describes the link between your behaviors and their effect on your mental and physical health.
The Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team specializes in evaluating your habits and behaviors to better understand how they affect other areas of your health. Things they focus on include your:
- Exercise routine
- Chronic health problems
- Use of drugs and alcohol
The team also addresses mental health problems that can interfere with your quality of life and long-term physical health.
When should I seek behavioral health services?
You should schedule an evaluation with the Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team if you experience continual stress or symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems. If your mental or emotional health problems interfere with your ability to meet your responsibilities, it’s especially important that you make an appointment.
Signs of mental health issues include:
- Continual sadness
- Intrusive thoughts
- Loss of motivation
- Excessive fear or worry
- Inability to concentrate
- Changes in your appetite
It’s especially important that you seek medical attention if these symptoms last longer than six weeks or if they continue to get worse.
Ignoring warning signs of conditions like anxiety and depression can increase your risk of self-harm and suicidal thoughts or actions. The Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team offers confidential and compassionate behavioral health services in their office to help you feel and function at your best.
What behavioral health treatments are available?
The Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness team can address your problems using a combination of treatments that focus on your needs. They tailor your treatment plan to the kind of symptoms you’re experiencing and how severe they are.
Treatment can include:
Lifestyle changes to include more exercise in your day and reduce stress can relieve continual sadness and a lack of motivation. You can also make dietary changes to improve your overall health and restore your energy.
Practicing stress-reducing activities like meditation and yoga can also keep your symptoms under control.
Antianxiety or antidepressant medications can often reduce symptoms of mental health problems so that you can function better. Medications can also prevent a repeat of symptoms to treat your condition in the long term.
Cognitive therapy helps you recognize negative thought patterns so that you can change them to increase your happiness and stabilize your mental health.
If constant worrying or sadness is stealing your quality of life, call Nu Pathway Healthcare and Wellness to schedule a consultation today. You can also book an appointment online.