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Mental Health

Elam Health and Wellness

Stephanie Opusunju, MD

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX

Every year, more than 43.8 million Americans experience a mental health problem. Although common, many people fail to seek treatment due to the stigma surrounding these ailments. At Elam Health and Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Stephanie Opusunju, MD, offers compassionate mental health services in a comfortable, welcoming environment. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a branch of medicine used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses that affect your emotional and psychological well-being. When you have good mental health, it’s easier to handle the ups and downs of daily life. 

Your mental health and physical health depend on one another. If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and manage your stress levels, you’re more likely to feel happy and relatively positive.

What mental health conditions do you treat?

At Elam Health and Wellness, the team offers a variety of mental health services, including diagnosis and treatment of:

Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time, but if your emotions interfere with your ability to work, spend time with friends, or practice proper hygiene, you may have clinical depression. 

Depression can last for weeks, months, or even years at a time, but with treatment, it’s possible to manage your symptoms and feel better.

Anxiety

It’s normal to experience stress before giving a speech or presentation, but constant or persistent anxiety may point to a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). If you have GAD, you may find yourself constantly worrying. Treatments like prescription medication and talk therapy can calm your nerves and help you get back control of your life.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

If you live through a traumatic event, you might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you have PTSD, you may find that you’re easily startled or constantly on edge. Treatment for PTSD can minimize stress and lower your risk of regular flashbacks. 

Alcohol addiction

If you use alcohol every day, you may have an addiction. Over time, alcohol addiction increases your risk of heart disease, liver disease, and certain types of cancer. Treatment for alcohol addiction can curb cravings and replace alcohol use with healthy, positive activities such as exercise, journaling, or talk therapy.

Tobacco addiction

If you smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe to manage stress or relax, you may have an addiction. Smoking significantly increases your risk of severe respiratory ailments, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and pneumonia. The team at Elam Health and Wellness can help curb cravings, allowing you to stop once and for all.

How are mental health problems treated?

Treatment for mental health problems depends on the severity of the condition, your medical history, and the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Following a physical and neurological exam and discussing your symptoms and goals for treatment, your Elam Health and Wellness provider develops a custom care plan.

The practice also offers life coaching packages for mental health care. Many patients find that having added support is instrumental during treatment.

To schedule your mental health appointment at Elam Health and Wellness, call the office or book a consultation online today.