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.
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Together, we will outline a comprehensive and customized approach to treating depression, including: