Rios Healthcare Associates

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety services offered in Houston, TX

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health issues affecting Americans today, but far too many people fail to seek treatment for these conditions. For those seeking guidance and support, Tomas Rios, MD, Nicolin Neal, MD, and the team of Rios Healthcare Associates in Houston, Texas, is an outstanding resource. Setting up an initial visit is as simple as making a quick phone call or spending a few moments online, so don’t delay. 

How do I know if I’m experiencing depression and anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are common, yet many people fail to seek treatment for these mental health conditions. Knowing the signs of depression and anxiety can help you decide when to reach out for help. 

Some of the signs of depression include:

  • Persistent or severe feelings of sadness
  • Lack of pleasure in things that once brought joy
  • Headaches or aches and pains that don’t respond to treatment
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Thoughts of self-harm

Some of the signs of anxiety include:

  • Feelings of restlessness or nervousness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • A sense of danger or impending doom
  • Inability to control worries
  • Trembling

Some of the issues that can occur in both depression and anxiety include:

  • Sleep disruption
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Feeling fatigued or weak

If you notice these changes and don’t find relief through a brief period of self-care, reach out for professional assistance. 

What kinds of treatments can help with depression and anxiety?

Medication is one option and can achieve impressive improvements in people with severe depression or anxiety. There’s a wide range of medications to choose from, and it often takes a period of trial and error to find the options best suited to your unique needs. 

Talk therapy is another powerful tool in treating depression and anxiety. Many people develop negative thought patterns about mental health struggles. Learning to identify these negative thoughts and replace them with healthier ones can go a long way toward helping you feel and function better each day. 


Professional treatment focuses on addressing the specific ways your body responds to depression and anxiety. For some, that means finding ways to improve sleep quality. Others benefit from treatments to ease digestive health issues. 

Can depression and anxiety be cured?

Treating depression and anxiety is a matter of managing these conditions, not striving for a once-and-forever “cure.” Many people who experience depression and anxiety find that their symptoms are more pronounced at certain times and less disruptive at others. 

Treatment strives to help you develop the coping skills needed to weather the ups and downs that occur and to enhance your quality of life. While depression and anxiety can be complex, there’s a path to relief for every patient. 

When you’re ready to begin, reach out to the office online or by phone to find an appointment time that works for your schedule.