What Is Depression?
Depression is a mental health disorder that impacts your mood, causing you to feel sad and hopeless, even when there is no known cause. You may also lose interest in your daily activities or doing the things you once enjoyed. Sometimes called major depressive disorder (MDD), the condition can occur in patients of all ages, from young children to elderly people. In some cases, depression is thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain while other causes of depression include substance abuse, illness, death of a loved one, and stressful life events. At Lawrence Family Practice Center in Lawrence, KS, our skilled team provides compassionate care and top treatments for a number of different mood disorders. Book an appointment today.
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How Is Depression Treated?
During your visit, you will have a private consultation with one of our doctors who will listen to your concerns. Our team is trained to look for multiple signs and symptoms of depression, such as:
- Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
- Feeling sad, tired, and hopeless
- Changes in eating habits
- Thoughts of self-harm
We can provide a number of individualized therapies for depression, including antidepressant medication, mental health counseling, and osteopathic manipulation medicine (OMM). For many people, lifestyle changes, like getting more sleep, reducing stress, and exercising regularly, can offer additional benefits.
Confidential Care for Depression
Whether you have just begun to experience overwhelming feelings of sadness, or you have dealt with symptoms of depression for many years, we invite you to seek treatment. The professionals at Lawrence Family Practice Center are committed to working one-on-one with patients to address their individual situations. Receive the compassionate care you need by scheduling an appointment in Lawrence, KS.