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Depression

Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is a feeling of intense sadness that might cause you to lose interest in hobbies or activities that you previously enjoyed.  You might be feeling empty, lonely, low, or down on most days.

Some people with depression might also experience anxiety.

Intense Sadness

Symptoms of Depression:

Major Depressive Disorder is defined as feeling sad for two weeks with some of the following symptoms:

  • Depressed mood

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Change in appetite

  • Poor sleep

  • Feelings of restlessness or feeling slowed down

  • Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or hopelessness

  • Loss of energy

  • Poor concentration

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

TREATMENT

At Brightland Health, located in the Lincoln Park/Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, our team of Psychiatrists and Therapists can help you feel better again.  We have helped countless people with depression lead more fulfilled lives. We recommend a combination of medication management and therapy.

Possible Medications may include:

  • Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine)

  • Zoloft (Sertraline)

  • Lexapro (Escitalopram)

  • Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
  • Cymbalta (Duloxetine)

  • Effexor (Venlafaxine)

  • Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine)

  • Other antidepressants
  • Wellbutrin (Bupropion)

Psychotherapy might involve developing coping mechanisms or self help techniques.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Mindfulness can be used.   

Call today to schedule online and start taking steps towards a brighter future.