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Depressive Disorders

If you’re suffering from depression, you’re not alone. One in ten American adults report depression. The good news is that depression is very treatable. Beautiful Minds Medical can help.

Depression is characterized by:

  • Sadness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Low concentration
  • Feelings of guilt or low self-worth
  • Disturbed sleep or appetite
  • Fatigue

Different types of depression require different types of treatment. People with bipolar depression will not respond well to typical antidepressants. Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand. Many other physical and mental health problems can masquerade as depression. That’s why we take time to do a thorough diagnostic assessment to ensure we understand each patient’s unique needs.

Causes of Depression

Depression can be caused by hundreds of different factors. It can be triggered by trauma, loneliness, or difficult life situations. Depression can also stem from medical conditions such as thyroid or stress hormone disorders.

Nutritional deficiencies such as low folate, vitamin B12 or inadequate omega-3 fatty acids can contribute to depression. Lack of exercise, inadequate sleep,  and exposure to environmental toxins can also play a role.

Most people with depression have multiple contributing factors. That’s why a comprehensive treatment plan is so important.

If you're struggling with depression, Beautiful Minds can help. A combination of psychotherapy, medication management, and lifestyle habits like nutrition and exercise can set you on a speedy road to recovery.

 

Struggling with depression?

We're here to listen and help.