psychology services Stockton, CA
To effectively manage the outcomes of emotional problems, mental disorders and difficult periods, it is important to find the psychiatry service that will meet your needs. Every psychiatrist is required to complete an undergraduate degree program as well as get the necessary clinical experience. It is only after successful completion that they are allowed to specialize in an area of their choice. At Mind Body Medicine, we have some of the best psychiatrists in different areas of specialization. This makes it possible for us to offer a wide range of psychiatry services to our patients.

Depression Stockton, CA


Over 300 million people are affected annually by depression, making it one of the most common mental health conditions in the world. At Mind Body Medicine, we are committed to providing comprehensive mental health services to those who struggle with depression.

What is Depression?
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect the entire body, including the brain. It can negatively alter the way you think, behave, and feel. It may be defined as persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and unrest that last longer than a few weeks.

There are so many causes of depression, which is why it is important to work with a licensed professional when seeking treatment. In many cases, depression can stem from a disconnection of values, relationships, or other aspects of life. In other cases, it may be due to the lack of certain neurotransmitters within the brain that are responsible for feelings of joy, motivation, and affection.

Anyone can feel sad or even depressed at times. However, depression is a more intense feeling compared to the normal feelings of sadness. Depression is a mental illness that has a wide range of symptoms which can make it difficult to manage and maintain a good quality of life. They can impact a person’s ability to function, maintain relationships, keep commitments, or complete tasks.

Symptoms vary from person to person and appear during the night and day. Common symptoms or signs of depression include:

  • A feeling of ongoing sadness, anxiety, or “emptiness”
  • Aches or body pain such as migraines, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Changes in appetite
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Loss of interest
  • Low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of suicide or death
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much

Often depression cannot be managed or treated alone. If you or a loved one has begun to show signs or symptoms of depression, seek help.

Fortunately, depression can be treated, and you can find relief from symptoms and improve your quality of life.

At Mind Body Medicine, we offer individual and group therapies, behavioral therapy, medication, consultation services, and will work with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. Treatment can vary from therapy, lifestyle changes, stress management, prescription medication such as antidepressants, acupuncture, and other forms of therapies such as electrotherapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation. One unique treatment option for depression we offer is ketamine infusion therapy.

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Medical Weight Loss

Let Mind Body Medicine get you started on becoming healthy and happy. We would be delighted to be a part of your weight loss journey.

Our staff knows that you have to treat the whole person to achieve healthy weight loss. Obesity is not a flaw; it’s a disease! Obesity occurs when the body’s basic signals fail to tell you when you are full and should stop eating. We can help you correct this and get you on a path to health and wellness.

We believe that the key to successful weight loss is making the right changes to your physical activity and eating habits that you can use throughout your life. Fad diets don’t work; we work with you to build a lifestyle.

Our approach to weight loss includes nutritional planning, fitness education, and medication. Although everyone won’t need medication, many can benefit from it. This appetite suppressant can help aid your weight loss and work with your body to boost energy and rev up your metabolism.

From your very first visit, we will discuss your options for weight loss and do a complete assessment. We’ll help you to establish reasonable short and long-term goals. We will monitor you with weekly weigh-ins and help you discover what is and isn’t working for you. We are here to guide you through the process and provide education and support when you need it.

Weight loss isn’t easy; we understand the challenges that come along with it and want you to know that you can do this. Don’t put off having the healthy body you deserve, call us today at (209) 800-1718.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a fairly common disorder that affects a person’s ability to remain focused and control impulsive behaviors. Those with ADHD might find themselves feeling restless and have a near-constant urge to be active and moving. 

Although it is frequently diagnosed in children and adolescents, ADHD can continue well into adulthood, along with problems such as inattention, disorganization, and poor impulse control. 

At Mind Body Medicine, we are pleased to offer treatment options for those with ADHD. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child’s behavior and symptoms, or an adult who feels like this description sounds all too familiar, we are here to help. 


Some of the symptoms of ADHD can include: 

  • Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play
  • Failure to follow through on instructions, projects, or tasks
  • Easily sidetracked
  • Trouble getting and staying organized
  • Frequently losing items necessary for school, work, or other essential tasks
  • Becoming distracted easily by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Seems not to listen well when spoken to directly
  • Fidgeting, squirming, and not being able to sit still 
  • Restlessness 
  • Inability to quietly engage in play or hobbies
  • Being constantly in motion
  • Talking nonstop
  • Interrupting others when they’re speaking, blurting out answers, finishing other people’s sentences, and not being able to wait for one’s turn to speak

Having any or some of these symptoms does not always mean a person has ADHD. Children are especially prone to some of these behaviors naturally and ultimately learn to harness their energy and focus as they grow. An active child doesn’t necessarily equate to one with ADHD, and we are very careful to assess each patient’s full medical and personal history before making a diagnosis. 


It is our highest priority to provide thorough and effective care to all our patients, and that starts with treating the person as a whole, not just the symptoms. Treatment options for ADHD may include medication such as stimulants, non-stimulants, and antidepressants, therapy, and stress-management techniques, to name a few. 

For more information on ADHD and our treatment options or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (209) 800-1718.

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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol addiction is a serious, crippling affliction. When a person is unable to control their drinking, they become unable to participate in important daily tasks. Alcohol addiction is also difficult for friends and family members to witness. Many people with an alcohol addiction start their day with a drink, feel guilty about their drinking, and although they may have the desire to cut down on their drinking, it is almost impossible to do so on their own.

At Mind Body Medicine, we help guide patients who want to cut down on or completely quit drinking. We have programs that are designed to help people cut down on their drinking, without giving up alcohol altogether, as well as traditional programs designed to cut out alcohol entirely.

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Substance Abuse

Peer pressure and mental concerns can lead adolescents to experience with alcohol and drugs. Behavioral or physical changes or evidence of drugs and alcohol may be signs of substance abuse.

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Eating Disorders

The term, eating disorders, refers to a group of complex mental health conditions that stem from a preoccupation with food and weight. If untreated, these conditions can lead to severe emotional, mental, and physical health problems.

There are a variety of symptoms that patients with eating disorders may display and can vary depending on which disorder they may struggle with, but common symptoms of an eating disorder include:

  • Food binges
  • Obsession with food, weight, or body shape 
  • Purging behaviors
  • Severe restriction of food

Eating disorders can affect anyone at any stage of life but are often reported in adolescents and young women. 

In many cases, eating disorders may occur alongside other mental health conditions such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance abuse. 


The term eating disorders, as mentioned above, covers a range of conditions and as such can stem from a variety of causing including:

  • Environmental factors such as cultural and peer pressure
  • Genetics
  • Mental health 
  • Personality traits

Common Eating Disorders

There are many different types of eating disorders that can impact people every year. The most common eating disorders reported include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.

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Anxiety is a complex and multifaceted emotion that can deeply impact a person’s daily life. It is characterized by feelings of unease, worry, and fear, often accompanied by physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating. Anxiety can manifest in various forms, ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to specific phobias or panic disorders. It can arise from a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and life experiences. While occasional anxiety is a normal part of the human experience, persistent and excessive anxiety can be debilitating, affecting one’s relationships, work, and overall well-being. Managing anxiety often involves a combination of therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation exercises, and, in some cases, medication, to help individuals regain control over their thoughts and emotions, and live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

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Schizophrenia is a complex and chronic mental disorder that profoundly affects a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking, and reduced emotional expression. Individuals with schizophrenia often experience a significant impact on their daily functioning and relationships, leading to difficulties in work, school, and social interactions. Although the exact cause of schizophrenia is unknown, a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurochemical factors is believed to contribute to its development. Treatment typically involves a combination of antipsychotic medications, therapy, and support services to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life for those affected by this challenging condition.

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition characterized by extreme shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. People with bipolar disorder experience episodes of mania, characterized by elevated and euphoric moods, excessive energy, impulsivity, and racing thoughts. These manic episodes are followed by periods of depression, marked by feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and low energy. The transition between these mood states can be rapid or gradual, and the frequency and duration of episodes vary among individuals. Bipolar disorder can significantly disrupt daily life, relationships, and overall functioning. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle adjustments to help manage symptoms and achieve stability. With proper support and management, individuals with bipolar disorder can lead fulfilling lives and maintain stability in their mental health.

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