Depression symptoms may feel like they’re taking over your life, or you may notice that someone you love is dealing with them and struggling to cope. The reality is that this disorder can have a profound impact on a person’s life.
A depression disorder can be treated. With a depression treatment program, it is possible to get the symptoms of depression under control. At South Tampa Psychiatry, we help our clients manage their depression with TMS, but there are many different treatment options. To learn about the treatment options available at our Florida treatment center, please contact our team at 866.273.5017 today.
What Are Common Depression Symptoms?
Depression is a type of mood disorder that makes a person feel angry, sad, or mournful. They may feel as if they’ve lost someone or something. Some people become extremely tired, and others have increased pain.
All people are different, so some people have depression that presents in unique ways. Some common symptoms that may occur with depression include:
- Changes in mood, such as anxiousness, aggressiveness, anger, or irritability
- A loss of interest in activities
- Substance abuse
- Poor or unusual sleep patterns, such as hypersomnia or insomnia
- Pain and fatigue
- Feeling sad or hopeless
- Trouble concentrating
If you’re experiencing several of these symptoms over an extended period, it may be time to seek help. Reach out to South Tampa Psychiatry today at 866.273.5017 for more information about the treatment options available.
Types of Depression
Different kinds of depression may influence how a person responds to treatment. The seven types include:
- Situational depression
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Psychotic depression
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depression
- Persistent depressive disorder
These may occur on their own, but in some cases, two types may happen at the same time. For example, a client may have a persistent depressive disorder and develop SAD during certain times, such as dark winter months.
Fortunately, there are treatment options to help with the symptoms of depression.
Can You Safely Manage the Symptoms of Depression?
There are some excellent options for treating and managing depression symptoms, including:
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- First-line medications (and second-line if those aren’t effective)
Usually, treatment experts combine antidepressant medications with behavioral therapies or other treatment options in a blended approach.
How Can You Reduce the Symptoms of Depression?
There are many ways to reduce the symptoms of depression naturally, not just with antidepressants or other therapies. Some possible options include:
- Goal-setting exercises, such as setting three goals for each day or planning just one activity that has to get done
- Setting up a routine to encourage exercise, eating regularly, and participating in life
- Eating healthily, especially if binging is a symptom of the person’s depression
- Exercising, which may boost endorphins in the brain and potentially encourage the brain to “rewire” itself in a more positive manner
- Sleeping more regularly
It is important to note that these natural options for reducing depression may not treat the underlying cause of the depression. As a result, they aren’t a guaranteed “cure.” Instead, they’re a way to help manage any symptoms that occur while going through therapy or adapting to medications that adjust the brain’s chemical balance. In combination, all of these options help reduce the signs and symptoms of depression, so the client can get good rest and feel better sooner.
Contact Us at South Tampa Psychiatry
At South Tampa Psychiatry, we offer a depression treatment program for depression disorder, so our clients have an opportunity to overcome this common but challenging mental health disorder. Depression symptoms can be addressed and treated. Call us today to learn more at 866.273.5017, or contact us online. We are here to help you find the right treatment options for yourself or someone you love.