Depression, anxiety, and ongoing stress commonly occur in men of all ages. At his practice in Belmont, California, board-certified psychiatrist Michael Lara, MD, offers men’s mental health care to help you cope with mental health challenges and maximize your quality of life. Call his office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.
Men’s mental health disorders include a variety of conditions that negatively affect your mood, behavior patterns, and overall quality of life. Dr. Lara can diagnose the specific mental health challenge you struggle with and treat it to help you feel better physically and mentally.
Common men’s mental health conditions include:
Some men also struggle with eating disorders, such as anorexia and binge-eating disorder. It’s possible to have more than one mental health challenge at once.
If you have a men’s mental health disorder, you might experience one or more of the following symptoms:
When left untreated, mental health struggles can reduce your quality of life or even cause dangerous symptoms.
To diagnose men’s mental health conditions, Dr. Lara discusses your medical history and symptoms with you. He also completes a comprehensive psychiatric assessment by asking questions about your lifestyle, emotions, mood, and behavior patterns.
Dr. Lara might recommend you undergo blood tests, sleep studies, or other diagnostic tests to make a final diagnosis.
To treat men’s mental health challenges, Dr. Lara might recommend:
Adopting healthy habits is the best way to reduce your risk of or treat men’s mental health disorders. Get regular exercise, set a regular bedtime, eat nutritious foods, and practice relaxation techniques to keep stress levels low. It’s also helpful to maintain an ideal body weight. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol excessively, or use recreational drugs.
During psychotherapy or talk therapy, Dr. Lara helps you cope with difficult life situations by teaching thought or behavior-change strategies. He offers therapy in-person and virtually via telemedicine.
Dr. Lara might prescribe medications to reduce depression, anxiety, or other men’s mental health challenges. Doing so can improve your mood and help you thrive at work, at school, and in interpersonal relationships.
If you suffer from a men’s mental health disorder, you don’t have to live with unpleasant or crippling symptoms. Schedule an appointment with Michael Lara, MD, or book a consultation online today.