Mental Health Specialist

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.

Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ

When you or someone you love is struggling with mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may wonder where to get help. At Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, the team of caring providers whom you trust for all of your family medicine needs can also treat your mental health conditions. Reach out for compassionate and nonjudgmental help by calling the office or clicking on the appointment tool.

Mental Health Q & A

When do I need to see the doctor for mental health help?

Mental illness is sometimes hard to recognize, and it may be hard to admit you’re struggling. It’s normal for everybody to feel happy, sad, excited, melancholy, and every emotion in between at different times. 

But, if you’re persistently struggling with emotions you can’t control, have changed your behaviors significantly, or feel out-of-sorts or not quite yourself consistently, it’s time to talk to the caring team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. 

A general list of symptoms to watch for includes:

  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Sleep changes
  • Persistent negative thoughts
  • Feeling frequently worried or anxious 
  • Being unusually moody or irritable
  • Being unable to focus
  • Finding no joy in life
  • Feeling like surviving the day is difficult
  • Enduring visual or auditory hallucinations

It’s often easier to notice the symptoms in others, so you may realize that your child, spouse, or someone else you love needs help. 

What are the most common mental health issues?

Three of the most common mental health issues today are:

Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent type of mental illness today. If you have an anxiety disorder, the accompanying feelings of worry, a fear of impending doom, nervousness, and other disruptive emotions can make it hard to function. Anxiety and depression occur together in about half of all cases. 

Depression

Depression is a common mental illness that can cause persistent sadness, hopelessness, exhaustion, and loss of interest in regular life. Some people with depression also experience unexplained physical issues like stomach pain, headaches, or other problems. 

ADHD

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sometimes used synonymously with attention deficit disorder (ADD), can occur in both children and adults. This disorder can be primarily inattentive, with focus and concentration problems, or primarily hyperactive, with behavioral problems. In some cases, inattention and hyperactivity are equal. 

Symptoms can be different for everybody. If you’re concerned about your feelings or behavior, it’s important to schedule a visit to Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. so they can make an accurate diagnosis and help you cope.

How do you treat mental health disorders?

The Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. team offers reassurance, support, and personalized care for depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health disorders. The team may recommend medication, counseling, and lifestyle changes to help you feel better. 

If they feel you need specialized care, the team can refer you to a leading local mental health expert and then co-manage your care with them.

Reach out for mental health help by calling Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C., or click on the online scheduling button.