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Millions of people suffer from depression, but there is hope. Book an appointment today to talk to a provider about treatment options.

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What is depression?

Depression is a common mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. There are many forms of depression that vary in severity depending on the patient.

People living with depression experience a significant change in their daily life, including school, work, or simply the ability to leave the house. The most common forms of depression include: 

Major depressive disorder (MDD): also called clinical depression; characterized by a constantly depressed mood that significantly impairs a person’s life

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD): depression lasting at least two years

Postpartum depression (PPD): a depressive disorder affecting women after giving birth

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): depression experienced during the winter months

Symptoms of Depression

After receiving a diagnosis for clinical depression, regardless of the form, a licensed medical professional will implement a treatment plan based upon the patient’s past medical history and medication allergies, the symptoms a person is experiencing, and the severity of those symptoms.

Depression affects all people differently and symptoms range from mild to severe to include:

  • Feeling overly sad
  • Loss of interest in activities that usually bring joy
  • Changes in appetite (eating too much or not enough)
  • Difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much
  • Decreased energy
  • Feeling worthless
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions
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What is depression?

Depression causes sadness and loss of enjoyment of activities you normally enjoy. It is a mental health condition that negatively affects how you think, feel and act.

How to diagnose depression?

Depression can be diagnosed by a physician or mental health specialist. Diagnosis usually comes when the specialist asks about symptoms and then determines that the patient has those symptoms.

How to manage depression?

Depression can be managed through a variety of methods including maintaining wellness, seeking therapy and finding the right depression medication.

Does anxiety cause depression?

Anxiety and depression are related conditions, and many people are diagnosed with both. However, the root cause of anxiety disorders and depression remain unknown.

Can depression be cured?

Depression cannot be "cured," but patients can go into remission.

If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of depression, book an appointment today.