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What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness and hopelessness. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. Depression symptoms can be mild or severe, and they can last for weeks, months, or even years. If you think you may be suffering from depression, it is important to seek treatment and support.

 

Depression is often characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, as well as a lack of interest in activities that used to bring joy. Other symptoms of depression can include fatigue, sleep disturbances, changes in appetite or weight, a sense of loneliness, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Even symptoms such as irritability or difficulty concentrating on usual tasks can be a result of experiencing depression.

 

Depression can affect people in many different ways, and it can take on several different forms. Some people may experience seasonal depression, some struggle with depression as a result of major life events, and some people suffer from depression persistently.

If any of these symptoms describe your experience or remind you of a loved one, iTrust Wellness Group is here to help.

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If you or a loved one are struggling with depression, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible - there is hope! Depression can be treated using a variety of different approaches, including medication management and supportive psychotherapy. Working with a mental health professional can help you better understand the underlying causes of your depression, begin to take medications to help reduce the symptoms and effects of depression, and develop coping strategies for managing your symptoms. There is also a wide range of resources available to help you or a loved one find support and healing.

 

There is a variety of different medications available to help with depression. These medications can be used on their own but are often most effective in combination with counseling and other treatment strategies. Some of the most commonly prescribed medications for depression include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors/SSRIs (such as Prozac, Lexapro, and Zoloft), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors/SNRIs (such as Cymbalta, Effexor, and Pristiq), and newer ones such as Viibryd and Auvelity.

 

If you are ready to begin your journey to feeling better, an iTrust Wellness Group mental health specialist can help you on your journey to feeling better through medication management with an emphasis on wellness. Your provider will talk with you about your background, current symptoms, and overall wellness in order to create a treatment plan that works for you. This treatment plan can include medications, suggestions for improvement to your nutrition, sleep, and exercise, and supportive dialogue. Appointments will be dedicated to time between you and your provider to discuss your individual concerns as you progress through treatment.

 

So, if you are struggling with depression, know that you are not alone - again, there is hope. With the right treatment and support, it is possible to manage your symptoms and start feeling better again. iTrust Wellness Group is here to help you find relief and restoration to improve your quality of life. Schedule a depression evaluation using the button below, and a member of our team will reach out shortly to speak with you!