Depression Specialist

Suleman Lalani, MD -  - Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

Suleman Lalani, MD

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine located in Sugar Land, TX

It’s normal to feel sad from time to time. But if your mood has been down for a while or it’s keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you may be suffering from depression. Triple board-certified internal medicine physician, Suleman Lalani, MD, PA, provides treatment for depression and anxiety to help improve your mood and your quality of life. Depression is treatable and Dr. Lalani can help you feel better. Call the Sugar Land, Texas, office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is the most common mood disorder in the United States. It can affect anyone at any time, but most often occurs in adults. Depression can develop from a wide range of causes, but all lead to similar symptoms and feelings. If your mood has been feeling low, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Lalani or book an appointment online.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental disorder that causes you to feel intense worry or fear that doesn’t match the circumstances. It’s not uncommon for someone with depression to also suffer from anxiety, but you can develop anxiety without depression too.

Like depression, there are many different types of anxiety that develop from different causes, but tend to lead to similar symptoms, although some may be more debilitating than others.

What are the symptoms of depression?

It’s normal to experience feelings of sadness from time to time, but with depression, the symptoms tend to last two weeks or longer.

Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aches and pains

You don’t need to be suffering from every symptom be depressed. Even if you don’t fit the clinical diagnosis of depression, if you’re feeling down or low, seeking treatment can make a significant difference in how you feel and your outlook on life.

What treatments can help improve my depression?

When you’re feeling down and hopeless you may think you’re never going to ever feel normal again. But depression, even the most severe cases, is treatable. Dr. Lalani takes an individual approach to the treatment of depression and may use a combination of therapies to help lift your mood and decrease your anxiety.

Your treatment may include:

  • Medication
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Management of your underlying health condition
  • Lifestyle modification

Depression can co-occur with other major health issues, such as diabetes or heart disease, and may worsen your underlying chronic health condition. Dr. Lalani can manage both your depression and chronic health issues to improve your overall health and wellness.

Depression is common, but with help from Dr. Lalani, it’s a very treatable condition. Call Dr. Lalani’s office today or schedule an appointment online to get help with your depression so you can feel more like your usual self.