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Behavioral Health

Stress, depression, and anxiety can diminish your quality of life and be debilitating at times. If you experience a mental health disorder and desire relief, board-certified family physician Maria Berlari MD, FAAFP, and her experienced team offer behavioral health and stress management treatments at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics in Glendale, Arizona. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health is a broad term to describe the study of a person’s mental well-being, which includes their emotions and behaviors. At Argento Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Berlari treats common mental health issues, including:

  • Chronic stress
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders

Argento Wellness & Aesthetics offers numerous behavioral health treatments that optimize mental health, so you can get back to enjoying your life to the fullest.

What are the symptoms of mental health disorders?

The following signs and symptoms can indicate a mental health disorder:

  • Constant sadness
  • Excessive fears
  • Irritability or anger
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Sex drive changes
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts

The symptoms you experience can indicate the type of mental health disorder you have. You might suffer from more than one disorder, such as depression and anxiety. Seeking treatment at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics offers you the best chance at relief.

What happens during my appointment?

During your appointment at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics, Dr. Berlari reviews your symptoms and medical history. She completes a physical exam, suggests blood tests and saliva testing to check your cortisol level if needed, and asks a series of questions to accurately provide a diagnosis.

Which behavioral health treatment is right for me?

Your personalized behavioral health treatment plan is based on your condition and its severity. Dr. Berlari and her team might recommend:

Stress management

Finding ways to manage stress can drastically improve your mental (and physical) health. The first thing you should expect at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics is a thorough assessment of your cortisol level.

Cortisol is the stress hormone and chronic increases of cortisol could be very harmful to your body. Dr. Berlari will assess your cortisol level through a salivary test. After that, she will review your results and discuss them with you to go over a personalized treatment plan for you.

To reduce stress in your life Dr. Berlari might recommend regular exercise, yoga, tai chi, meditation, massage, breathing exercises, or simply taking time off from work as well as supplements and nutraceuticals that will help restore the balance that your body needs.

Neurotransmitter testing

Neurotransmitters are substances that are in our brain and help transmit messages from one neuron to the other. Some commonly known neurotransmitters are catecholamines, serotonin, and noradrenaline.

The functional approach to mental health imbalances is to restore the balance by supplying the brain of what it needs. One way of doing this is by testing your own levels of neurotransmitters through metabolites in the urine.

Once Dr. Berlari reviews your tests, she can then discuss the results and suggest a treatment plan that will include supplements and nutraceuticals that will help restore the lacking neurotransmitters levels in your brain. She can also suggest traditional medication for behavioral health therapy as needed.

Counseling

Individual counseling or group therapy with a mental health expert helps you learn ways to better cope with stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, or addiction. Dr. Berlari recommends specific strategies that can improve your mood and help you thrive in any environment.

Medications

Medications can improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall health. Dr. Berlari might combine medications with supplements and nutraceuticals, neurotransmitter testing, counseling, and stress management strategies to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Don’t live with fear, fatigue, stress or sadness when effective behavioral health solutions are available at Argento Wellness & Aesthetics. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.