Mental Health Specialist

Daily Apple Clinic

Adult Care, Primary Care, & Family Nurse Practitioners located in Congress Park, Denver, CO

Your mental health is of equal importance to your wellbeing as your physical health. At Daily Apple Clinic in Congress Park of Denver, Colorado, you can access the tools you need to manage conditions like depression, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Paul Reynolds, FNP, Monica Schonteich, FNP, and the experienced team can educate you about your diagnosis and craft an individualized treatment plan. To explore the mental health services available at Daily Apple Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a complex part of your wellbeing that includes your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social interactions. It has little to do with your physical health on the surface, but the two impact each other in numerous ways.

What are some signs that I need mental health care?

Many mental health conditions can affect you at any age; some are short-lived, some are intermittent, and others are lifelong. They vary in their symptoms, but generally, you should consider seeking mental health care if you experience ongoing or debilitating:

  • Intense sadness
  • Excessive fear or worry
  • Changes in your eating habits
  • Forgetfulness
  • Insomnia or poor sleep
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Fatigue or low energy

There are many other possible symptoms; it’s a good idea to stay in tune with your emotions, behaviors, and general function so you notice any changes right away. Daily Apple Clinic offers comprehensive mental health evaluations and can diagnose many of the most common mental illnesses. 

What are some common mental health conditions?

Daily Apple Clinic works with you to manage your mental health condition after making a diagnosis. A few of the conditions they specialize in managing are:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that often appears in childhood and can manifest differently in adulthood. 

There are two categories of ADHD symptoms: hyperactive and inattentive. Hyperactive symptoms include trouble sitting still, talking or interrupting, and inattentive symptoms, including problems with organization and daydreaming. 

Depression

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a common yet serious mental illness. It causes an ongoing low mood, low energy, loss of interest in your usual passions, feelings of worthlessness, and often thoughts of suicide.

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders go beyond the scope of day-to-day worries. If you have an anxiety disorder, your worries and fears seem to control all your decisions and behaviors. These can cause a variety of symptoms and complications, including irritability, muscle tension, fatigue, restlessness, and poor sleep. 

How can I manage my mental health?

Managing your mental health isn’t an easy task on your own; however, professional help from Daily Apple Clinic can get you back to feeling like yourself and functioning at your total capacity again. Usually, treatment for mental health conditions involves a tailored combination of:

Lifestyle changes

Making changes to your routine, or building a more consistent pattern in the first place, can have a significant positive impact on your mental wellbeing. Your provider might suggest dietary changes, educational aids, or stress relief strategies, among other recommendations. 

Counseling

Psychological counseling can help you learn to recognize and change your patterns in thinking.

Medication

There are medications available for many mental health conditions, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, antipsychotics, and stimulants for ADHD management. 

If you’re interested in getting a mental health evaluation, call Daily Apple Clinic or book an appointment online today.