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Mental Health Specialist

Willow Glen Primary Care Medicine

Concierge Medicine & Primary Care located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

At Willow Glen Primary Care in San Jose, California, you can receive comprehensive evaluations for common mental health issues, like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Skilled primary care physician, Sian Lindsay, MD, offers on-site screenings and customized treatments to address your mental health issues. If needed, Dr. Lindsay will refer you to a mental health specialist and co-manage your care. You don’t have to struggle with a mental health disorder on your own. Schedule an evaluation for mental health issues today at Willow Glen Primary Care by calling the office or by using the online booking feature.

Mental Health Q & A

What’s the difference between anxiety and depression?

Depression is a condition causing persistent feelings of sadness, loneliness, and may increase your risk for self-harm or suicide. Anxiety is a disorder resulting in chronic feelings of fear, discomfort, or intrusive thoughts, often for no apparent reason.

Depression and anxiety are two different disorders but can have some similar symptoms. Depression and anxiety can both cause issues such as:

  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty concentrating 

Many people who have anxiety also experience depression. These conditions can result from life experiences, underlying health conditions, or due to a family history of either disorder.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that often results after a traumatic or terrifying event. Common symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Anxiety
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Depression

This condition can interfere with your quality of life, making it difficult to stay socially active or perform your job duties. Untreated PTSD can also lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.

How are mental health issue diagnosed?

Dr. Lindsay offers comprehensive, in-office evaluations of your symptoms and your personal concerns about your health. She is experienced in assessing and screening mental health conditions.  

Dr. Lindsay creates a treatment plan and monitors your health moving forward. You may also need a referral for specialized care with a psychologist or psychiatrist.

What treatments are available for mental health issues?

Treating a mental health issue depends on the type of symptoms you’re having and their severity. Dr. Lindsay can determine during your evaluations if medication therapy can alleviate your symptoms.

If you need specialized care from a mental health professional, the Willow Glen Primary Care team coordinates your care with a specialist. Your doctor collaborates with your treatment to ensure you have the resources and tools you need to keep your condition well-controlled.

For many people, a combination of medications and behavioral therapy is highly effective at achieving optimal results. 

The team is available to you when you need it most through the concierge medicine membership, especially if you’re struggling with persistent symptoms of depression, anxiety, or PTSD.

Find out more about treatments for mental health issues by scheduling a consultation at Willow Glen Primary Care today using the online booking system or by calling the office.