Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges among American adults. If you suffer from depression, you may feel like you’re constantly shouldering a heavy burden of oppressive sadness. But with the right treatment, you don’t need to feel that way any longer. The supportive and caring team at Texas Behavioral Health offers personalized depression treatments that help lift you out of despair and back into a happy life. Use online booking or call the office nearest you for an appointment now.
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes serious symptoms affecting your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. There are many types of depression, with the most common including:
Depression symptoms, such as persistent overwhelming sadness, that continue for two or more weeks. Major depressive disorder is one of the most common types of depression.
What are the symptoms of depression?
- Empty feeling
- Overwhelming sadness
- Hopeless feeling
- Persistent pessimism
- Loss of interest in the things you once enjoyed
- Chronic exhaustion
- Sluggish actions, such as moving slowly
- Sleep changes, such as oversleeping or sleeping too little
- Appetite changes, leading to weight loss or gain
- Thoughts of suicide
Although some mild sadness, irritability, or other symptoms strike occasionally, depression sufferers struggle with these symptoms for weeks, months, or years at a time.
What is the best treatment for depression?
The Texas Behavioral Health team always designs depression treatment plans for individual needs. In many cases, a combination of psychotherapy and medication is very effective. For patients who don’t get sufficient symptom relief with psychotherapy and medication, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be an excellent solution.
TMS stimulates dormant parts of the brain that help regulate mood to help you beat depression symptoms. It’s usually combined with other types of therapy for optimal results.
For help with PPD or any other type of depression, use the online scheduler or call the Texas Behavioral Health office nearest you today.