If you are suffering from depression, you don’t have to bear the burden of your condition on your own. Atlanta Specialized Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for those suffering from depression and other mental health conditions. Our team of experienced professionals understands the unique challenges that come with managing these conditions, and we strive to provide our patients with personalized treatment plans tailored to their individual needs. We are committed to helping our patients find lasting solutions, so they can live healthier lives free from the hardships of their depression.
What is Depression?
Depression is a serious mental health condition that causes patients to feel a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in daily activities. It can affect how you feel, think, and act, and can lead to numerous emotional and physical problems. Depression can often interfere with a patient’s daily life, including their normal functioning, relationships, and work or school activities. Those who suffer with depression often feel as though they are alone in their suffering, however, Atlanta Specialized Care offers various treatments for depression that can allow patients to feel like themselves once again.
Symptoms of depression are often episodic, meaning they happen from time to time but are not always present. During episodes, patients can experience their symptoms throughout the entire day and night. Episodes occur for different periods of time for each patient but may range from a few hours to several weeks.
The most common symptoms of depression include:
- Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
- Feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
- General fatigue and lack of energy
- Increased anxiety
- Loss of interest or pleasure from normal activities including hobbies
- Periods of insomnia
- Periods of too much sleep
- Recurring thoughts of self-harm
- Reduced appetite
- Slow thinking, speaking, or body movements
- Trouble concentrating and making decisions
If you are experiencing two or more of the above symptoms for extended periods of time, it is likely you may have clinical depression. To receive an accurate diagnosis for your condition, we encourage you to come in and see specialists at Atlanta Specialized Care.
Treatment for depression typically involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Medication may include antidepressants such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which work to regulate levels of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Psychotherapy may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps individuals recognize and change negative thought patterns that contribute to their depression. In addition, individual therapy is often recommended to provide patients with the resources and tools they need to cope with their depression day to day.
Depression Treatment in Atlanta & Alpharetta, GA
Getting the individualized care you need for your depression is as easy as calling the specialists at Atlanta Specialized Care. We are proud to offer high-quality, comprehensive health care for those who are struggling with their mental health. For more information about our treatments for depression or other mental health conditions, please call Atlanta Specialized Care at (770) 815-6853 or arrange a consultation online by using our information request form.