Depression

McLean Counseling Center

THE FACT IS THAT DEPRESSION IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.

Many time we use the terms sad and depressed interchangeably. Depression can certainly be situational – in response to life changes and stressors (such as grief), but may also may have a genetic basis and a course of its own. Depression usually lasts for several weeks or months and can interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Often these feelings may be significant enough to be noticed by others. Commonly, mood is depressed or irritable, energy level is low, sleep may be increased or decreased, and concentration can become difficult. In some cases, appetite may change, thinking and speed of movement may be slower. Now we know that many depressions actually have a genetic or biological basis, so medical, not just psychological treatments make sense for them.

You are not alone

ONE in FIVE women

ONE in TEN men

About 6.7% of American adults this year

The good news is there’s hope

Expertise in psychopharmacology allows for careful and conservative medication approaches – focusing on specific symptoms and medication effects to achieve optimal outcomes. Beyond medication, we focus on optimizing sleep and daytime function. Therapy and non-medical approaches are introduced as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Lastly, we give you the tools to take control of your life again.
Ready to make a change?
Together, we will outline a comprehensive and customized approach to treating depression, including:

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Exploring and identifying events or patterns that may contribute to depression

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Exploring and identifying events or patterns that may contribute to depression

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Setting realistic goals to enhance emotional well being

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Developing healthy relationships and social support

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Providing concrete tools to prevent worsening of symptoms or relapse

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Assess for the need for the medication and choose the right one at an appropriate dose

(703) 821-1073

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McLean Counseling Center 6862 Elm St #205, McLean, VA 22101

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