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Depression

Overview of Depression

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Symptoms of depression are wide-ranging and our team is trained to understand your unique experience with it.

Depression, also called major depressive disorder is one of most prevalent forms of mental illness. Although it may occur only one time during your life, most people will have multiple episodes of depression that present significant challenges most of the day, almost every day for weeks at a time. Symptoms can range in presentation from mild (such as being more emotional or feeling a general sense of unhappiness without really knowing why), to severe enough to cause noticeable problems in day-to-day activities (such as personal relationships, social activities and performance at work).

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Regardless of the severity, depression should be taken seriously. It is not something you can work through alone, but don’t be discouraged. In the care of qualified physicians, most people begin to feel better with medication, psychological counseling or a combination of the two.

Symptoms of depression may include:

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities or hobbies
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts (in older adults, this is particularly common in men)

In older adults, symptoms can appear differently but depression is not a normal part of growing old. Do not be reluctant to seek help if you or a member of your family is struggling with symptoms such as memory loss, personality changes, increasing aches and pain, and sleep problems or fatigue. If you or someone you love is experiencing these symptoms, our highly-trained team of psychiatrists and clinicians are here to help.

You’re kept waiting only a few minutes. They really listen to you and help reach whatever is ailing you. Once they discover the problem, they work with you on medication.

Edward Jelley, Google Review

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