Approximately 20% of Americans experience a mental health issue every year. If you experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or a change in your cognitive abilities like memory or decision making, Farah Khan, MD, FACP, and the team at Millennium Park Medical Associates with locations in The Loop and Lakeview neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois can help. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today to get the mental health care services you need to lead a healthy, fulfilling life.
Dr. Khan diagnoses and treats a wide range of mental health conditions. The most common illnesses include anxiety, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD):
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in America today, with around 18% of adults experiencing some type of anxiety every year. Dr. Khan helps many patients who live with general anxiety disorder, which causes feelings of intense stress and fear about everyday responsibilities and activities, such as work projects, childcare, or family health. It also causes physical symptoms including muscle tension, disrupted sleep, and gastrointestinal problems.
Depression is another common mental illness that causes feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and guilt. Unlike the sadness that everyone feels now and then, depression lasts for long periods of time and interferes with your life, disrupting your relationships and performance at work or school. Depression can also affect your appetite and sleep patterns and make it difficult for you to concentrate or make decisions.
Although ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, it also affects adults. If you have ADHD as an adult, you may experience symptoms such as disorganization, failing to meet deadlines, frequently misplacing things, anger, or irritability. Fortunately, with effective treatment and supportive care, you can manage your symptoms and maintain a healthy and fulfilling life.
Dr. Khan also offers cognitive screening services to check for signs of memory loss and dementia. Cognitive evaluation tests your memory, concentration, and thinking skills with a series of questions and tasks. You or a family member may need cognitive screening if you display symptoms including problems finding the right words, changes to your short-term memory, or mood changes.
Dr. Khan offers highly customized health care treatments for mental health conditions. Following your assessment, she creates a mental health care treatment plan that may include a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle modifications. In many cases, you may benefit from a prescription for an antidepressant or another mood-regulating drug to control your symptoms while you focus on identifying and resolving any underlying issues in therapy.
Dr. Khan can also suggest dietary changes and supplements to help you maintain your health and energy levels as you work together toward improving your mental health. She also recommends regular exercise as it releases endorphins, which can boost and regulate your mood.
If you’re concerned about your mental health, call Millennium Park Medical Associates or make an appointment online today.