While everyone gets sad from time to time, feeling down constantly could mean you have depression. At Compassionate Psychiatric Services in Frisco, Texas, dedicated providers offer a variety of depression treatments to improve your mood and quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Depression is a type of mental health condition that affects your mood. Feeling sad happens to everyone, but constant or extreme sadness might be debilitating and interfere with your job, school, or relationships with other people. Visit Compassionate Psychiatric Services if you can’t reduce symptoms of depression on your own.
Symptoms you could have with depression include:
Depression symptoms range in severity from mild to severe. If you’re depressed, you’re also at risk of social isolation, chronic diseases, relationship problems, and drug or alcohol misuse.
Common risk factors for depression include:
Adopting healthy habits, including regular exercise and stress reduction, reduces your chance of depression — but you can’t eliminate the risk entirely.
To diagnose depression and develop an effective treatment, your psychiatrist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam if needed and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine if you have depression or another mental health disorder.
Compassionate Psychiatric Services also offers pharmacogenomic testing, which is a blood or saliva test that analyzes your body’s likely response to depression treatments. It allows your specialist to tailor a treatment plan that’s best for you.
Common depression treatments available at Compassionate Psychiatric Services include:
Eating healthy foods, getting plenty of sleep and regular exercise, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy weight are ways to reduce depression naturally.
Taking medications can reduce depression symptoms and help you get your life back on track.
TMS uses magnetic energy to target nerve cells in your brain responsible for mood, thereby reducing symptoms of depression. Your provider may suggest you complete TMS if other depression treatments haven’t worked.
Spravato is a prescription nasal spray that can treat depression when other treatments do not. Your psychiatrist may suggest you take Spravato with oral medication for optimal symptom relief.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a form of counseling that helps you make changes in thinking and behavior patterns to reduce feelings of depression.
To get treated for depression and gain control of your life, call Compassionate Psychiatric Services or schedule an appointment online today.