Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders that occur in people across the United States. The caring professionals at South Tampa Psychiatry have the expertise to understand the different types of depression, depression symptoms, and the fact that some people need treatment for both depression and addiction issues. If you’re looking for support from caring mental health professionals, please contact South Tampa Psychiatry today at 866.273.5017.
Facts about Depression
Depression affects millions of people in the U.S. and around the world. Children and teenagers may have depression that is not diagnosed in adolescence and then carry their symptoms into adulthood.
Depression is a condition that some people referred to as major depressive disorder or major depression. It is only one of the types of depression in people that seek treatment for their depression symptoms. Other types of depression include:
- Psychotic depression
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Postpartum depression
- Atypical depression
Depression may affect a person’s ability to carry out their normal activities of daily living (ADLs). The disorder affects mood, behavior, thought processes, and physical health.
Many people with depression also battle addiction. It is important to note that if an individual has a dual diagnosis disorder, also known as co-occurring disorders, this diagnosis means there is at least one mental health disorder along with an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.
Depression affects all age groups. People often receive this diagnosis in young adulthood, but this does not mean that individuals outside that age group cannot get help for depression. South Tampa Psychiatry welcomes both men and women in need of depression treatment to get the care and support they need.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression may affect millions of people, but it does not always affect people in the same way. One individual may have entirely different symptoms from those of another person. Some early symptoms of depression may include:
- Experiencing a lack of interest in activities or hobbies that used to be enjoyable
- Changes in eating habits such as overeating or eating less
- Feeling overly tired or experiencing a lack of energy
- Feeling irritable or easily frustrated or sad most of the time
- Having difficulties with concentrating, remembering details, making decisions
- Experiencing body aches and pain that does not go away with treatment
Other signs and symptoms of depression include feeling guilty, worthless, or feeling a sense of emptiness. Some people start having difficulties at school or work that they did not have in the past. People with depression also sometimes become suicidal.
Treatment for Early Depression
Diagnosing depression as early as possible leads to early intervention and treatment. Unfortunately, some people have depression for many years before receiving their diagnosis and a treatment plan due to various factors. For instance, some people do not realize that they have depression or feel shame or embarrassment over their condition. There is never a reason to feel shame or embarrassment over needing help for depression.
TMS is one highly effective treatment offered by the caring professionals at South Tampa Psychiatry. TMS stands for “transcranial magnetic stimulation.” It involves the process of introducing magnetic pulses into the brain. Neurofeedback therapy tells the staff which areas of the brain need stimulation in each patient.
TMS is entirely non-invasive and does not require any anesthesia. A specialist remains with the patient throughout the process and will answer any questions before or after the TMS therapy.
Contact South Tampa Psychiatry
South Tampa Psychiatry offers clients access to some of the top mental health professionals in the country. Reach out and learn more about depression treatment, including TMS therapy. Contact us at 866.273.5017, or contact us online if you need help with depression, other mental health issues, or co-occurring disorders treatment.