Mental Health Specialist

Lakeview Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians located in Orem, UT & Saratoga Springs, UT

About one in five Americans is living with some type of mental illness. Mental health services can provide prompt diagnosis and treatment and help improve your outlook, mood, and general well-being. At Lakeview Family Medicine, the team specializes in mental health and provides treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, and depression. To schedule an appointment at the Orem, Utah, office or the Crossroads location in Saratoga Springs, Utah, book online or call today.

Mental Health Q&A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a branch of medicine that works to improve your emotional and psychological well-being. When you have good mental health, you’re more positive, resilient, and able to handle life's daily challenges.

Several factors influence your mental health, including genetics, life events, environment, and lifestyle. If you want to achieve good mental health, it’s important to eat healthily, stay physically active, get plenty of sleep, and form effective coping skills. 

What are some common conditions that affect mental health?

The team at Lakeview Family Medicine provides treatment for several mental health problems, including:

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a chronic condition characterized by impulsiveness, difficulty concentrating, and hyperactivity. It’s typically diagnosed during childhood or adolescence but often persists into adulthood. When left untreated, ADHD can make it difficult to pay attention at school or work. Common treatments for ADHD include medication and counseling.

Anxiety

Everyone feels nervous from time to time, but if these feelings last for days or even months, it could point to a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). People with generalized anxiety often worry uncontrollably. Over time, this constant fear and uneasiness can sap your energy and make it difficult to maintain a job or relationship. 

Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about 40 million Americans. Treatment for anxiety typically includes healthy lifestyle changes, counseling, and if prescribed, medication.

Depression

Depression is much more than a case of the blues. It’s defined by feelings of extreme sadness or hopelessness that last for two weeks or longer. Many people with depression lose interest in activities they used to love. Some individuals become so distraught that they experience suicidal thoughts or ideations.

About 7% of Americans experience a major depressive episode each year. Common treatments for depression include counseling, prescription medication, and healthy lifestyle changes.

What happens during a mental health appointment? 

A mental health appointment begins with a comprehensive physical, a review of your health history, and a discussion of your lifestyle and symptoms. The team also orders laboratory tests to rule out potential underlying health problems. Afterward, you fill out a questionnaire and undergo a psychological evaluation.

Once the team gathers all of the necessary information and makes a diagnosis, they develop a custom treatment plan. Most people respond well to healthy lifestyle changes and prescription medication. If necessary, the team can refer you to a mental health specialist for talk therapy or more specialized counseling.

To learn more about the importance of mental health, request a consultation at Lakeview Family Medicine. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.