If you are an adult who is suffering from depression, you should be aware that there are very effective treatments now available. Recent breakthroughs, advances and new treatments are providing hope to those of us who treat adults with depression. Treating adults with depression has been part of my practice for 20 years.
There are a number of different types of depression, including major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, post-partum depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Depression can range from mild to moderate to severe. In some cases, depression is accompanied by other conditions such as anxiety and substance abuse. Bipolar disorder (also called bipolar depression and manic depressive illness) is not as common as depression.
Symptoms of depression for adults include unusually intense and persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness. Other feelings can include guilt, worthlessness and helplessness. Depression can also cause fatigue and decreased energy, insomnia, and a loss of interest in activities that are pleasurable. Everyone experiences these symptoms occasionally. Doctors diagnose depression when these symptoms are persistent and the patient feels as though he or she is not able to rid himself or herself of these feelings.
If you feel you may be suffering from depression or a loved one is suffering from depression, please call me.