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Depression is not a character flaw and is as serious a medical condition as diabetes. A mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness, depression can lead to other emotional and physical problems that cannot be stopped through will power or pulling yourself up by the bootstraps.
Our multidisciplinary staff performs thorough examinations of each patient to formulate an individual treatment plan. We offer:
The most important thing you can do if you or someone you care about suffers from depression is to seek help.
We utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to diagnosis symptoms as depression. If your physician suspects this disorder, a laboratory test will be conducted to rule out organic causes for depression.
Depression affects over one in five adults over the course of their lifetimes, making it the most common mental health problem in the United States.
Triggers of episodes of depression:
Read about the different of depression types. Signs to watch for include:
A person with depression is at high risk for suicide, so it is important to watch out for warning signs.
National organizations that offer information about depression.
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Grief & LossFeelings of denial, shock and sickness are common emotions when dealing with the death of a loved one. Doctors discuss health implications of loss and overall wellbeing.
Suicide PreventionOver a million people attempt suicide in a year worldwide, yet most people do not realize it until it happens to someone close to you. Our physicians discuss the warning signs to watch out for and steps for prevention.
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