Major depression is a serious medical illness that affects your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors and also affects approximately 16.1 million Americans. Depression can cause ongoing sadness that changes how a person thinks, feels, and acts every day. Most people report that while depressed they feel unhappy, irritable, unmotivated, and unsatisfied. Depressed individuals often endure a loss of self-esteem, decreased interest in most activities (including ones they previously enjoyed), lower cognitive function, increased lethargy, and excessive guilt.
While medication can help manage symptoms for many people, it is estimated that approximately 4 million patients do not benefit from taking standard antidepressant medication.
Depression does not go away without treatment in most people. It is common for depressed patients to undergo several therapies before they find something that works for them.
If you’d like to learn or seek TMS depression treatment in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, the team at Restore-Brain TMS will be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to guiding our patients and helping those suffering from depression feel less alone.
There are many different types of medications that may be prescribed to someone suffering from depression. Your doctor can help you determine which medication is best for you, but it is important to take all medications as prescribed while also being vigilant to any side effects. If any serious side effects, like suicidal thoughts, are experienced, it is important to consult your doctor immediately.
Also called “talk therapy,” this treatment involves talking to a professional about your symptoms as well as other depression-related issues you are experiencing. These therapies can often help a sufferer better understand their condition, how it affects them, coping methods, ways to support positive thoughts/behaviors, and to help them regain satisfaction.
Some of the most commonly reported symptoms of depression are:
The symptoms above can be mild to severe, but if they are observed for more than two weeks, it is possible that you are experiencing depression.
There are many different kinds of depression that manifest in different ways. A few of the most commonly recognized types of depressive disorders are:
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a naturally occurring illness experienced by many of us, caused by a change in the signals sent and received by brain cells. Depression is often brought on by stress, genetics, hormones, and/or changes in the body’s biochemistry, but the nature of the disorder can cause sufferers to feel isolated, blame themselves, and ultimately have a hard time reaching out for help.