Mental Health

Hanumantha Kolusu, MD -  - Internist

Hanumantha Kolusu, MD

Internist located in Quad Cities, Moline, IL

Your mental health is as essential to your overall wellness as any other aspect of your physical health. Dr. Hanumantha Kolusu offers treatment for anxiety, stress, and depression. His office, H R Kolusu PC, located in Moline, Illinois, provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approaches to protecting and treating your mental health. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a term that refers to your emotional, psychological, and social wellness. Your mental health has a tremendous impact on the health of your whole being, including your body.

Your mental health determines:

  • What choices and decisions you make
  • What lifestyle you choose
  • The way you see the world
  • What motivates and drives you
  • The quality of relationships you have
  • What you look forward to in the future
  • The value you place on your body and physical health
  • Your level of contentment or happiness
  • Your mental health impacts your mood, thinking, and behaviors. Having mental, emotional, psychological, and social well-being is essential to the wellness of your whole person.

What impacts my mental health?

The degree to which anything affects your mental health is specific to you. Because everyone reacts to the world differently, you can’t always know how an event or factor may affect you.

Factors that may impact your mental health include:

  • Physical pain or health problems
  • Financial or job-related stress
  • Loss of freedom or independence
  • Major life changes
  • Relational issues
  • Trauma, physical or emotional
  • Childhood abuse
  • Emotional or physical abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Family history of mental health issues
  • Lack of support from friends or family
  • When your mental health is negatively affected, you may experience stress, anxiety, depression, or any number of mental health conditions.

What are anxiety and depression?

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can negatively impact your motivation, outlook, and close relationships. Both can cause:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Physical pain
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Poor quality of life
  • Poor health

Depression typically causes feelings of and hopelessness, apathy, and sadness. Anxiety most often presents as feelings of restlessness, panic, and being hyped-up.

How does stress affect my health?

Everyone has some stress, but a stressful lifestyle can significantly affect your mental and physical health. Some side effects of constant, unrelenting stress include:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Appetite loss or overeating
  • High blood pressure or chest pain
  • Abuse of alcohol
  • High risk for drug use
  • Suppressed immune system

You may especially suffer from unhealthy levels of stress if you are a professional, executive, or athlete with a high-stress job that requires a high-stakes performance.

How can I protect my mental health?

The team at H R Kolusu MDPC offers services that help to prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions that may contribute to poor mental health.  

These services include:

  • Physical exam, including a mental health assessment
  • Weight management
  • Laboratory testing
  • Nutritional support
  • Medication therapy
  • Exercise plans
  • Behavioral therapy referrals
  • Mental health referrals

Their team is also proud to offer the self-management of excessive tension (SMET) program. SMET is a holistic wellness program that utilizes the art and science of yoga, designed especially for those who have very stressful lifestyles.

For a consultation regarding your mental health, call or schedule an appointment online with H R Kolusu MDPC today.