If your physical health were failing, you wouldn’t ignore it. The same should be true for your mental health. Whether it’s situational depression, chronic anxiety, or a mood disorder, Dr. Marlene Rocha Farooq can help you address mental health issues in a safe and supportive way. Serving patients in Long Beach, California, she uses a variety of approaches to help you achieve equilibrium and happiness once again.
Mental health is just as delicate as your physical health. Your symptoms can last for a long time, or they may come and go; sometimes, you may feel completely fine.
However, several factors contribute to the complex picture of mental health, including:
If you’re already at risk for developing a mental health condition, your environment, relationships, and current life circumstances can tips the scales toward a full-blown mental illness.
Some of the most common mental health conditions Dr. Farooq treats are anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, and hypersomnia.
Just as there are many different ways to heal the physical body, there are various approaches to treating mental health conditions. Dr. Farooq focuses on the unique needs of the individual patient.
Some standard methods of addressing mental health problems are:
Dr. Farooq can do a comprehensive medical assessment to determine if there are physical or hormonal factors that may be affecting your mental state.
You may benefit from developing a relationship with a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor.
If poor mental health significantly interferes with your daily life or activities, many medications can relieve your symptoms.
Small tweaks to your diet, sleep, social activities, and work may help improve your mood and enable you to cope more effectively.
When choosing a mental health provider, it’s important to consider a few critical questions:
Dr. Farooq has years of experience treating patients of all ages with mental health issues. To schedule an appointment with her today, use the online booking system.