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Depression

Depressive disorders include major depressive disorder, dysthymia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, bipolar disorder, and many others.


 

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.

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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

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Treatment for Adult Depression Disorders in St. Louis Park, MN

Treating adult depressive disorders is unique to the individual and includes a combination of medication managementpsychotherapy, and/or lifestyle changes to help manage symptoms. Depression can exist with other psychiatric conditions, impacting the choice of medications. For some individuals, therapy is a necessary component of depression treatment and may be used in combination with psychiatric medication.

 
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Finding the Right Medication for Treating Depressive Disorder

When indicated, medications can play an important role when treating depressive symptoms. The type, dosage, potential side effects, alcohol use, or substance abuse can impact how well medication works for an individual. For example, an incorrect dose may prevent the medication from working properly or cause adverse side effects. Each of these concerns is carefully evaluated by our psychiatric providers.

It is important to discuss depression medication with your primary care provider and psychiatric professional to find the most effective solution for managing depressive symptoms. Never skip doses, adjust dosing, or abruptly stop taking medication as it poses a serious risk to your physical and mental health.

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Managing Depression with Psychotherapy & Lifestyle Changes

Psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, is an important part of effectively managing depression symptoms. These therapies help identify personal behavioral/thought patterns and how personal relationships or life changes may be contributing to depression.

Finding ways to work through issues is a valuable approach to managing depressive symptoms. A personalized treatment plan may also include lifestyle recommendations about exercise, alcohol or substance abuse, and other factors that can impact mental wellness. Find out what to expect at your initial consultation

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Schedule a Consultation with a Depression Specialist in Minneapolis

View Daniel Durbin MPAS, PA-C

View Angela Melland DNP, PMHNP air

Our psychiatric specialists provide care in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm manner. Our comprehensive assessments ensure an accurate diagnosis and precise treatment of various psychiatric illnesses, including Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (Adult ADHD or ADD), mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, attention disorders, and insomnia, among other psychiatric conditions. Contact our psychiatric clinic today to schedule an appointment.

*If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for support and assistance from a trained counselor. If you feel there is a more immediate danger, call 911.

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