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Mental Health Specialist

Adam Karns, MD -  - Internist

Adam Karns, MD

Internist located in Los Angeles, CA

Although physical health is what most people think of when it comes to health, mental health is key to overall well-being. At his practice located in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, California, Adam Karns, MD, offers mental health services so you can stay healthy and happy. He offers medications and treatments that can help patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and more. Learn more by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Mental Health Q&A

What is Mental Illness?

A mental illness is a medical condition that interferes with a person's mood, their ability to think clearly, how they relate to other people, and many other aspects of their daily functioning. 

A mental illness is a legitimate illness, just as a disease like diabetes is a legitimate illness. Mental illness does not go away on its own, and a person can't simply will their way out of it. Treatment is not only important, but it can even be life-saving for a person who suffers from a mental illness.

What is Depression?

Depression is a very common issue for millions of people today. People who suffer from depression may have symptoms like lack of interest in spending time with others, weight loss or gain, irregular sleep patterns, and erratic eating habits. 

Depressed people often have low self-esteem, and they may feel so bad about themselves that they often feel life is hopeless. While the symptoms of depression can be extremely serious, they can also be managed and treated. 

Dr. Karns can work with patients to find a medication that helps alleviate their depression, and can also recommend lifestyle changes that may help.

What is an Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder occurs when a person has extreme reactions that they can't control. 

With social anxiety disorder, people may avoid interacting with others due to feelings of panic while socializing. 

In panic disorder, the anxiety is sudden and overwhelming. Panic attacks are unpredictable and often frightening due to physical manifestations like racing heart and tight chest. 

Generalized anxiety disorder is a common type of anxiety that people have when they tend to feel anxious all the time about everyday matters. 

No matter what type of anxiety is present, Dr. Karns can help by working with the patient to make lifestyle changes. Anti-anxiety medications may also be helpful.

To learn more about the mental health services available, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Insurances

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Call us if you have any questions or you do not see yours listed.

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