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Depression & Anxiety Specialist

Mark Rybakov, DO

Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist located in Brooklyn, NY & Manhattan, New York, NY

Depression and anxiety, the two most common mental health disorders, often go hand in hand. If you have one, you have a good chance of developing the other. At his New York City offices, Dr. Mark Rybakov, DO, specializes in the complex interactions between co-occurring disorders, and develops multifaceted treatment plans that incorporate lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and medication when needed. To get expert care for depression and anxiety, use online booking or call one of the offices -- one on Saint Mark’s Place in the East Village of Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn.

Depression & Anxiety Q & A

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety refers to a general feeling of fear and apprehension as you face a threat, whether it’s happening now or may occur in the future. 

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Agoraphobia

All of these disorders can affect children and adults, even separation anxiety, which is often thought of as only affecting children.

What symptoms develop due to anxiety?

Each anxiety disorder has one or more defining symptoms. As a group, however, they all cause symptoms such as:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Difficulty concentrating

The symptoms associated with anxiety disorders are severe enough to affect your daily life. For example, you may purposefully change your daily routine to avoid the people and places that trigger your anxiety.

What symptoms develop if I have depression?

When you have major depression, you may:

  • Feel sad, hopeless, and worthless
  • Withdraw from family and friends
  • Develop extreme fatigue
  • Lose interest in activities you once enjoyed
  • Eat more or less than usual
  • Gain or lose of weight
  • Sleep more or less than normal
  • Find it hard to concentrate
  • Have thoughts of suicide


Depression can also affect your physical health, causing problems like headaches, nausea, chest pain, gastic symptoms and muscle aches.

How are depression and anxiety treated?

Dr. Rybakov takes a whole-person approach to treating depression and anxiety. He integrates diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes with standard treatments such as psychotherapy and medication.

Lifestyle changes

You may need to reduce stress, follow a healthy diet, increase your physical activity, or consistently get a good night’s sleep. Changing certain areas of your lifestyle goes a long way toward helping you recover from depression and anxiety.


Psychotherapy, also called talk therapy, includes different techniques that help you identify what contributes to your anxiety or depression. Through talk therapy, you can learn to change your negative thoughts and behaviors and find new ways to manage your challenges.


Some people may need antidepressant or antianxiety medications, depending on the severity of their symptoms. Dr. Rybakov offers medication management and recommends therapy because the two treatments combined produce better long-term results.

You can overcome depression and anxiety with compassionate care from Dr. Mark Rybakov, DO. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.