pic

Anxiety and Depression Specialist

pic
Anxiety and Depression services offered in Towson, MD
According to Dr. Weng medical marijuana often used with CBD has helped so many of his patients who suffer from conditions such as Bipolar, Anxiety disorders and Depression.  Often patients may be able to decrease some medications with unwanted side effects.  If you like so many other marylanders suffer from any of these conditions, perhaps medical marijuana in combination with other cannabinoids such as CBD,CBG and CBN for sleep can be helpful. Call or go online to make either a telehealth or an in person appointment today at the offices of Dr. Weng in Towson, Maryland, primary care physician Charles Weng, MD, specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. 
Anxiety and Depression Q & A

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mood disorders. They’re often mentioned together but are two separate conditions:

Anxiety

Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s normal to be anxious before a job interview or a big presentation. But if these feelings have become your constant companion, it can interfere with your ability to focus and get things done.

If your feelings of anxiety become excessive or they affect your quality of life, it could be due to an anxiety disorder.

Depression

Depression is marked by a profound sense of sadness or hopelessness. Everyone feels sad now and again, but if your feelings last for weeks, even months, it’s important to seek professional help.

What are the symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression affect everyone differently, but there are signs to watch out for.

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Sweaty palms
  • Trembling
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Difficulty focusing

Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Low mood
  • Loss of libido
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed

Never assume that you’re clinically depressed or suffering from an anxiety disorder. All these symptoms can point to other causes, so make sure that you see Dr. Weng and his team for a professional assessment of your symptoms.

When should I see a doctor about anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are common feelings that nearly all humans experience. Still, these emotions tend to come and go or improve over time. If you regularly feel panicked or downcast, it could point to an underlying medical issue. Dr. Weng can determine the underlying cause and develop a custom treatment plan to help you feel better.

How are anxiety and depression diagnosed?

To diagnose anxiety and depression, Dr. Weng completes physical and neurological exams and has you fill out a questionnaire.

There’s no single test to diagnose anxiety or depression, so your provider might also order diagnostic imaging, like an MRI, or lab tests, like a complete blood count (CBC). These tests can pinpoint underlying medical issues like a hormonal imbalance and a nutritional deficiency.

How are anxiety and depression treated?

Treating anxiety and depression is tricky and depends on how severe your symptoms are and how they’re affecting your life. Usually, Dr. Weng recommends conservative, all-natural treatments, including:

  • Cannabidiol (CBD,CBG,CBN)
  • Medical marijuana
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Stress management techniques
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Exercising regularly

If these treatments don’t provide relief, you might benefit from prescription medications like antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs.

To receive treatment for anxiety and depression, make an appointment at Dr. Weng by calling the office or booking online today.