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Depression

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

If depression is making it hard to enjoy your family, friends, and life in general, relief may be easier than you think. At Healthy Minds NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, our highly trained team offers a variety of therapeutic methodologies to alleviate depression and other related symptoms. We empower you to take charge of your mental well-being to help you live, work, and play better. Schedule an appointment at the New York City office or learn more about telepsychiatry options by requesting a consultation online today.

Depression Q & A

What are the signs of depression?

Depression can sometimes be hard to recognize if you’re in the middle of it. But, the following signs may indicate that you’re depressed.

  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Lack of personal grooming, such as not bathing for days or weeks
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Feelings of emptiness, or feeling that life is pointless
  • Lack of interest in hobbies you once enjoyed
  • Sleep changes, like sleeping too much or having constant insomnia
  • Intrusive thoughts of self-harm
  • Inability to focus at work or at home

Depression can be different for everyone, so you may also have other symptoms. If you notice significant negative changes in your life and you’re just not sure what the problem is, depression could be behind it.

What causes depression?

Depression is the most common mental health problem in the United States, and it develops from a combination of factors, including environmental, biological, and psychological, as well as genetics and life experiences. 

Though anyone can develop depression, there are types of depression that develop under certain circumstances. 

Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression is a major depressive disorder that affects women during or after pregnancy. Women with postpartum depression may experience severe feelings of sadness and despair that make it hard for them to take care of themselves and their babies. 

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD is a type of depression that affects people during the winter months when there is less daylight. The feelings of sadness and despair usually resolve once spring hits, but the depression returns year after year. 

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD)

PDD is a long-term depression that causes a depressed mood that lasts two or more years.

How is depression treated?

Your therapist at Healthy Minds NYC creates a custom treatment plan for your depression based on the severity of your symptoms, your medical and mental health history, and your personal preferences. 

Our skilled mental health providers know that when it comes to depression, no single method works for everyone. Your treatment plan may include a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Our team utilizes a number of evidence-based modalities to treat your depression and improve your quality of life.

Our team also includes psychiatrists who provide medication management, helping you find the right antidepressant and optimal dose to alleviate your symptoms while you’re undergoing therapy.

You don't have to deal with depression alone, and our compassionate team at Healthy Minds NYC can help you discover the right therapeutic methods that best suit your needs. To book your appointment, use the online scheduling tool today.