Depression is a kind of mood disorder commonly treated at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC. While most people feel sad from on occasion, those with depression experience consistent feelings of sadness or irritability. To schedule a consultation appointment, call our office or book an appointment online.
What is depression?
Depression can be a poorly understood disorder that can affect all aspects of one’s life. Symptoms include:
Sadness, hopelessness, helplessness
Changes in sleep habits
Changes in appetite
Feelings of guilt or shame
Sensitivity to rejection and failure
Physical pain without known cause
How is depression diagnosed?
Dr. Handler will review your history, both medical and psychiatric, and symptoms during the initial appointment. Further, screening tests will be administered to better determine an accurate diagnosis. There may be labs ordered during the initial intake as well.
How is depression treated?
Psychiatrists at Mind and Mood Mental Health, LLC have specialized training in a variety of mood disorders including depression. Treatment usually includes a combination of medication management and therapy.