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Major Depression

Major Depression services offered in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Rockwall, TX

If you feel down in the dumps on a regular basis and it negatively affects your job, social relationships, or overall quality of life, help is available at Axial Psychiatric Services in Rockwall, Texas. Ankit Parmar, MD, and the team treat major depression to improve your mood and help you to enjoy life to its fullest. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature today.

What is major depression?

Major depression is a serious disorder that negatively affects your mood. It causes extreme sadness that lasts a long time, sometimes, indefinitely, when left untreated. 

Major depression might make you feel hopeless about life, hinder your job performance, and lead to thoughts of suicide. Axial Psychiatric Services offers highly effective treatments for depression to increase happiness and restore your life.

What are the symptoms of major depression?

You may notice the following symptoms associated with major depression:

  • Extreme sadness
  • Sadness that lasts more than a few weeks
  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, shameful, or worthless
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Lack of motivation
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping difficulty
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Problems with relationships or your job
  • Social withdrawal 
  • Loss of interest in your favorite things 

Major depression can be dangerous, increasing your risk of hurting yourself or others. The good news is that help is within reach with treatments available at Axial Psychiatric Services.

Who is at risk of major depression?

Major depression is a common mental health concern that affects more than 7% of adults in the United States at any given time. Your risk of experiencing it increases because of:

  • Lack of a strong social support network
  • Family history of depression
  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits
  • Troubling life events
  • Abuse
  • Trauma

Events that may increase your chance of situational depression include a death in your family, job loss, having a medical condition, divorce, other relationship problems, or financial difficulty.

How is major depression diagnosed?

Your Axial Psychiatric Services provider diagnoses major depression or other mental health challenges after asking you questions about your mood, behavior patterns, thoughts, lifestyle, and emotions. 

They also review your medical history and may order genetic testing to find the most appropriate medication for your needs. Your provider then develops an effective depression treatment plan.

What are my treatment options for major depression?

The most common treatments for major depression include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Combination of mental health treatments

Things you can do on your own to help alleviate major depression include getting regular exercise, eating nutritious foods, keeping stress levels low, and avoiding drugs and alcohol. Find a strong social support network to help you get through difficult situations.

Your Axial Psychiatric Services provider can alter your medication regimen and other treatments, as needed, to offer long-lasting improvements in your mood.

To get treated for major depression, call the Axial Psychiatric Services office or use the online booking feature today.

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