Treatment Plans for Adults Managing Depression Disorders
Talking about depression isn’t always easy. Sometimes people hide or avoid their symptoms because they feel ashamed, or they may not want their family to worry. Depression is a common, yet serious mental health condition, but it only gets worse if ignored. If you feel depressed or have a loved one experiencing symptoms of depression, it’s important to seek help from a trained professional as soon as possible.
A Caring Approach to Managing & Treating Depression
The psychiatric specialists at West End Consultation Group take a caring and comprehensive approach to treating depression. We start with a thorough assessment to determine an accurate diagnosis of your depressive disorder. Then, we create a treatment plan to help manage your symptoms with as few medications as possible.
Our clinic provides depression treatment in Minneapolis and the surrounding Twin Cities suburbs. Find out what to expect at your initial consultation, then schedule an appointment to begin your journey towards wellness.
Common Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder
Major depressive disorder (MDD), or depression, is characterized by overwhelming, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness and a loss of interest in day-to-day activities. Symptoms can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months or longer, and they may occur once or several times during a person’s life. Symptoms of depression vary based on the individual but can include:
- Irritability or frustration
- Changes in activity level
- Insomnia or sleeping more than usual
- Changes in appetite and/or weight
- Concentration & memory issues
- Headaches & other physical issues
- Suicidal thoughts (warning signs include self-harm, dangerous or reckless behavior, giving away personal items, and talking about feeling trapped or wanting to die or “disappear”) *
Different Types of Depression
Depressive disorders are mental health conditions that can take several different forms, impacting both the mind and the body. Symptoms are different based on the person and should always be assessed by a psychiatric professional to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Adult depressive disorders include:SAD Dysthmia PMDD
- Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Dysthymia/Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD)
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Atypical Depression
- Bipolar Disorder