Depression Treatment

Depression Treatment Questions and Answers

If you or someone you love is experiencing recurrent symptoms of depression, do not let it go ignored. Trust the medical professionals at Aroma Functional Nutrition Psychiatry to help you address your mental health concerns in a caring and compassionate manner in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, please call us. We are conveniently offering virtual appointments.

Depression Treatment Near Me in Las Vegas, NV
Depression Treatment Near Me in Las Vegas, NV

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder that can cause a variety of physical and emotional problems as it affects your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In some people it can be a single occurrence, while others may experience multiple bouts of depression and still others have to manage it on a daily ongoing basis. Depression is more than just feeling sad, tearful or hopeless, it has many other symptoms that people may not associate with depression. Symptoms can include outbursts of anger, frustration or irritation, loss of interest in most normal activities that bring you pleasure, sleep issues including sleeping too much or insomnia, lack of energy and tiredness, weight loss and reduced appetite, weight gain and increased cravings, restlessness, agitation and anxiety, problems with thinking, concentrating, remembering and making decisions, physical problems without an explanation such as headaches or back pain. A general feeling of misery or unhappiness can also occur in some people, although they can’t pinpoint exactly why they are feeling that way. With depression, many people have severe enough cases that they struggle with their day-to-day tasks and activities, such as going to work or school, relationships and interactions with friends and other people and social activities aren’t enticing.

What are the 4 types of depression?

While depression can be classified many different ways, there are four main different types of depression – situational, biological, psychological and existential. Situational depression refers to the feelings felt following a negative event or isolating situation, such as losing a job, breaking up with a significant other, a death or other situation that causes someone to feel sad, even if it’s for an extended period of time. Biological depression refers to either an imbalance with the neurotransmitters such as serotonin or norepinephrine, or hormones such as progesterone, estrogen and thyroxine that can lead to feelings of despair or making the achievement of goals significantly more difficult. Psychological depression can cause people to lose perspective, have unrealistic expectations and participate in negative self-talk. Existential depression is often triggered by a positive event, which is opposite from situational depression. In this case, it is typically an event that we have been looking forward to or a goal that we have set for ourselves that doesn’t live up to the expectations we had in our mind for the event once it comes to pass.

Why should you see a doctor for depression?

If you are feeling sad for an extended period of time, feeling off but can’t quite figure out why, or you are experiencing any of the other symptoms of depression, your doctor can help you figure out what is wrong. Your doctor will ask you a series of questions aimed at diagnosing depression. Based on that, they can provide a recommendation for treatment, typically starting with talking to an expert about your feelings to find some coping techniques or determining strategies to help you deal with your feelings. More severe cases may require more drastic treatment techniques but your doctor or a mental health care professional can work with you to determine the right course of action. Depression is more than just feeling sad, it is a mental health disorder that often won’t go away by itself over time. Treatment is available and can be tailored to each individual’s needs. Depression and mental health concerns affect almost everyone at one point or another, the more we talk about it and share what we’re experiencing, the more support avenues we will have available.

How is depression treated?

Depression looks different for everyone, so there isn’t a one size fits all approach to treatment. Dr. Tiffany takes a holistic and integrative approach to your overall health and well-being, including your mental health, to provide you with a prescription plan that will work with your lifestyle. She is focused on being a part of your journey and working closely alongside you to set goals for your long-term health. The approach that she uses is about more than just writing a prescription and sending you on your way. She wants to know you and get to the root cause of your depression to treat it using a multi-faceted approach to take care of not just your mental well-being but also your physical, emotional and social health. Give us a call today or book an appointment online to learn more about our approach and we can help you combat your depression. We serve patients from Las Vegas NV, Henderson NV, Summerlin NV, Boulder City NV, Mount Charleston NV, Indian Springs NV, and Mesquite NV. Looking forward to serve you!

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