The symptoms of anxiety and depression cause serious issues that make meeting your daily responsibilities difficult. If you’re struggling to get out of bed or can’t deal with intrusive thoughts, you can find help at Valley Natural Health. Sonal Patel, ND, and the team offer diagnostic screenings for anxiety and depression onsite. They also provide traditional and alternative therapies to ease your symptoms and improve your overall mental health. Call the office in Fresno, California, to schedule an anxiety and depression screening or book an appointment online today.

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What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are mental health disorders that affect how you think, feel, and behave. While the two conditions can occur together, there are differences between them.


Anxiety causes fear and intrusive thoughts. When you feel anxious, you might also experience physical symptoms like rapid heartbeat, sweating, and restlessness.


Depression is a mood disorder that causes persistent sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness for two weeks or longer.

Both conditions can interfere with your quality of life and increase your risk for thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide.

What are the risk factors for anxiety and depression?

While anyone can develop anxiety and depression, your risk for these mental health conditions increase if you have a family history of the disorder or a history of:

  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Uncontrolled stress
  • Underlying medical conditions

Women transitioning to menopause and men with low testosterone levels may also experience symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Having other mental health disorders can also raise your risk of developing anxiety or depression.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety or depression?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Valley Natural Health if you have symptoms of anxiety or depression that last for two weeks or more.

The team offers comprehensive mental health screenings to learn more about the severity of your symptoms. They take time to review your personal and family medical history, current health, and lifestyle.

Based on your unique circumstances, the team creates a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and restore your quality of life.

How are anxiety and depression treated?

To ease persistent symptoms of anxiety or depression, Valley Natural Health offers several treatment options. They use a combination of traditional medications and psychotherapy (talk therapy) to address your symptoms.

The team also specializes in alternative therapies that improve your mental health such as:


Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that acts as a reward system for your brain. This noninvasive treatment restores your brainwave patterns to a more optimal range of functioning to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.

IV therapy

Intravenous (IV) therapy delivers high doses of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into your blood. Treatment can boost your energy levels and better manage symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Bioidentical hormone therapy

Bioidentical hormone therapy is available for men and women who experience anxiety or depression due to a hormone imbalance.

You don’t have to live under the weight of anxiety and depression. Call Valley Natural Health to schedule a mental health screening or book an appointment online today.