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Behavioral Health Specialist

ABC Medical Center

Family Practice & Diabetes Care located in Dallas Metroplex Area

Behavioral health services are an essential component of the all-encompassing family medicine care at ABC Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Experienced physician Ricardo Martinez, MD, and his caring team understand that seeking mental health treatment can be intimidating, so they strive to make you comfortable in the familiar environment where you already get your medical care. Call the office or use the online appointment maker for help today.

Behavioral Health Q & A

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health is a broad category of medicine. Although often used interchangeably with mental health, mental health is actually just one part of behavioral health. 

Behavioral health care focuses on both the mental health problem at hand and also how your behaviors affect your mental and physical wellness. 

What kind of behavioral health problems do you treat?

Patients of all ages may need behavioral health care, and the ABC Medical Center team treats every member of the family across their entire life span. 

Some of the most common reasons that patients and their families may seek help are:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Learning disabilities
  • Alcohol or drug addiction
  • Persistent grief
  • Dementia

The team at ABC Medical Center handles all types of behavioral health problems with compassion.

When do I need behavioral health care?

If you're experiencing problems that cause you mental and physical distress, and those problems are affecting your life in a significant way, it's time to seek behavioral health help. Symptoms to be aware of include:

  • Frequent sadness
  • Major mood swings
  • Angry outbursts
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Overwhelming worry
  • Changes in sleep (too much sleep or insomnia)
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Being unable to control or monitor drug or alcohol use
  • Changes in weight (significant loss or gain in a short time)
  • Missing work, school, or other regular obligations
  • Changes in your personal relationships
  • Suicidal thoughts

If these or any other problems are causing persistent concern, don’t expect the issue to vanish. Behavioral health problems are genuine medical issues that deserve and require appropriate medical care. 

How do you treat behavioral health problems?

At ABC Medical Center, treatment is unique to each child or adult. Often, a combination of therapies can be a great solution. 

Your provider may prescribe medication, help you put some behavioral modification strategies into place, and guide you to make other changes that bring you to a place of good mental and physical health. 

ABC Medical Center is proud to offer behavioral health services for each member of your family, so don’t wait to ask for customized care. Call the office nearest you or click the online appointment scheduling tool.