Anxiety and Depression in Fairlawn, OH

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What Are Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can significantly affect an individual's quality of life. Anxiety is characterized by persistent feelings of fear, dread, and unease that impede your ability to function. Depression, also known as major depressive disorder (MDD), is a mood disorder that causes constant feelings of sadness and a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed. For people in Fairlawn, OH who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath, licensed counselor Erika Graham, and registered yoga teacher Chanda Woodall work together to provide treatment. To learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Monarch Ideal Care.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?

Anxiety and depression each of their own set of unique symptoms. People experiencing anxiety usually notice:

  • Constant nervousness or restlessness
  • A sense of impending danger
  • An increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble concentrating

On the other hand, those experiencing depression usually can have:

  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Angry outbursts
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all activities
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Trouble thinking and making decisions
  • Frequent or thoughts of death and/or suicidal thoughts

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Dr. McElrath has created a wonderful way of getting to know you as a person, not just a “patient”. She is eager to share with you a wealth of knowledge and guidance through individualized health coaching sessions; according to your personal needs. I loved working with her though this program because our sessions were not solely about “food” and “diet”. While nutrition is an important component in the topic of overall health and wellness, it is not the only focus throughout your time together. She has a strategic way of encouraging you to think outside the box, try new things, prioritize/create goals, and provides a professional outsider’s perspective on issues that she feels might be holding you back, emotionally, from becoming your best self. I specifically appreciated the user friendly patient portal and access to other wellness literature specific to my goals set for the next session. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is willing to make a commitment towards a healthier lifestyle and personal growth.

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How Are Anxiety and Depression Treated?

At the time of your initial consultation at Monarch Ideal Care, Dr. McElrath will meet with you to craft a personalized treatment plan for you based on your preferences, needs, and symptoms. The treatments we provide for depression and/or anxiety may include one-on-one mental health counseling with licensed counselor Erika, guided meditation courses, and yoga classes with accredited yoga instructor Chanda. Dr. McElrath may also recommend implementing lifestyle changes, including stress management techniques, increasing your physical activity, and improving your sleep schedule.

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Gain freedom from anxiety and depression through our mental health services at Monarch Ideal Care. Board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath, licensed counselor Erika Graham, and registered yoga teacher Chanda Woodall will help guide you toward healing and empowerment. Contact our office in Fairlawn, OH to set up your initial consult today.



How common are depression and anxiety?

According to the NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health):

  • More than 21 million U.S. adults may suffer from depression
  • Anxiety may affect as many as 40 million adults in America
What are the main symptoms of anxiety?

Several symptoms can be associated with anxiety, including:

  • A feeling of panic, impending danger, or restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hyperventilation
  • Obtrusive thoughts
Can depression and anxiety be linked to each other?

Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of one another. Many individuals may be diagnosed with both anxiety and depression. However, they can also be diagnosed separately. During a thorough consultation at our practice, our providers will determine the best course of treatment that meets your unique needs.

Can anxiety go away on its own?

While some anxiety can be situational and pass after some time, other instances of anxiety may persist. If you are dealing with chronic depression or anxiety, it may be time to seek the necessary treatment. Our team at Monarch Ideal Care can identify what services may be accurate for you.

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