Mental Health

Internal Medicine Physician located in San Antonio, TX
Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and many people need some support and guidance with mental health issues from time to time. Those residing in and around San Antonio, Texas, can rely on Victor Njoku, MD, at Medvon Medical Clinic for mental health services. Just call the office to set up a visit, or book one online. Telehealth visits are also an option.  

What does the term ‘mental health’ mean?

Your mental health encompasses your emotional, psychological, and social health and well-being. Mental health has an impact on the choices you make, the way you relate to others in your life, and how you manage stress. 

Many people pay little attention to their mental health unless or until a serious issue arises. This approach can lead to problems, and those who include mental health support as part of their preventive health often enjoy enhanced resilience and quality of life. 

A person’s mental health shifts over time, largely due to the changing stressors and demands that arise in life. Paying close attention to your mental health can help you understand when to seek assistance. 


What are some signs I might need mental health support?

Everyone experiences periods of high stress, anxiety, and sadness. They’re a normal part of life. When mental health issues begin to influence how you feel and function each day, however, it may be time to reach out for support and guidance. 

Some of the signs of mental health conditions include:

  • Lack of interest in activities you once loved
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Feelings of restlessness and tension
  • Unusual fears or worries
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

It’s important to note that thoughts of self-harm or suicide are a medical emergency, and should prompt immediate emergency medical attention.

Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health disorders for adults. Getting the help you need can lessen symptoms and improve your daily quality of life. 


How are mental health conditions like ADHD, depression, and anxiety treated?

Treatment of mental health conditions such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety often involves a multifaceted approach, and medication can be a crucial component. After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Njoku may prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan. 

Stimulant or non-stimulant medications are commonly used to manage ADHD symptoms. Antidepressants are frequently prescribed to help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

Medication is not always the sole or mandatory treatment -- it is often combined with therapy, lifestyle modifications, and support from healthcare providers to provide a holistic approach to managing mental health conditions effectively.

Booking a visit for these and other mental health services is easy, whether you connect online or by phone.