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Treatment for Depression
What is Depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes long-lasting symptoms that may get in the way of work, school, or social activities. No one knows exactly what leads someone to become depressed, but it’s thought to involve brain biology, brain chemistry, hormones, and/or inherited traits.
What are the most common symptoms of Depression?
Here are some of the symptoms that you can have during a depressive episode. Remember, you don’t need to have all of them, so even if some don’t seem to fit what you are going through, you may still benefit from treatment for depression:
Changes in weight or eating habits
Fatigue or loss of energy
Feeling guilty or worthless
Feeling hopeless or helpless
Indecisiveness or difficulty concentrating
Insomnia (difficulty sleeping), or sleeping too much
Loss of interest in doing things you used to enjoy
Thoughts of suicide or death
Are they different types of Depression?
There are different forms of depression, such as bipolar disorder, postpartum depression (after pregnancy), and adjustment disorder (related to loss or life changes).
It’s normal to feel sad at times, but when sadness affects your relationships and the way you live, it’s time to get help.
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The good news is that we have very good treatments for depression, including therapy and a variety of medications.
Different medications are better at addressing different aspects and symptoms and I choose each patient’s treatment based on what best matches a particular patient’s situation.
Almost all patients with depression get better and, in my practice, we are generally able to push a patient’s depression into full remission
Therapeutic care for your specific needs
Other conditions I have experience with include Sleep problems.
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders.
I also work with people interested in coming off their medications making sure to do this in a safe and comfortable way.
Finally, though many of my patients come to me initially for device about medications, many end up seeing me for weekly therapy because my holistic approach that includes advice about all aspects of life really resonates with them.
if your issue is something you don´t see listed, please feel free to contact my office and describe your problem. It may be something that I've seen before and can help you with, but if it isn't, I'll ofter some ideas on what you might try next.