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Depression

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Depression

About Depression

Depression drains your energy and seeps into every part of your life, yet many people don’t seek help because they believe they will eventually feel better. But depression doesn’t improve on its own, so don’t wait to connect with the skilled team at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC in Oak Park, Illinois. They have helped many people break free of depression by providing personalized treatment and offering a range of treatment choices. Use online booking or call the office today to begin exceptional care for depression.

Depression Q&A

What causes depression?

Depression is a complex condition that often arises from an identifiable cause but can also take hold for no apparent reason.

Many people become depressed when facing a difficult life challenge, such as a serious illness, separating from their partner, or losing their job. Everyday stress can also cause depression, especially when it’s unrelenting or you can’t find a way to improve the situation.

When depression isn’t associated with a current life problem, it may be due to an imbalance in the brain chemicals controlling your mood. Some physical conditions can also directly affect your mood.

No matter what causes your depression, it’s important to remember that depression lasting two weeks or longer won’t improve without treatment. But don’t lose hope. You can overcome this mental health disorder with help from the caring team at DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Whether you have mild or severe depression, you’ll experience at least several of the following symptoms:

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, and worthless (depressed)
  • Losing interest in your favorite activities
  • Gaining or losing weight 
  • Having insomnia or oversleeping
  • Moving slowly and aimlessly
  • Feeling drained of energy
  • Struggling to concentrate
  • Thinking about death or suicide

Depression often causes widespread body aches, headaches, and stomach problems. While most people slow down and feel numb, it’s also possible to feel agitated and have emotional outbursts.

How is depression treated?

The exceptional DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team specializes in many treatments for depression, including advanced care you can’t access at most psychiatric practices.

After completing a psychiatric assessment, your provider may recommend one or more of the following:

Medication management

Moderate to severe depression often improves with antidepressants. Your provider may also recommend combining medication with therapy.

Therapy

The DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC team includes skilled therapists who help you overcome depression with different therapeutic approaches.

Ketamine therapy

If your depression doesn’t improve after trying several antidepressants, your provider may recommend ketamine therapy. Ketamine rapidly improves depression by restoring brain chemical levels.

DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC offers two types of ketamine: an intravenous (IV) infusion and Spravato®, a nasal spray approved for treatment-resistant depression and depression with suicidal thoughts.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a safe, painless, noninvasive treatment that improves depression using magnetic pulses to boost brain chemicals.

Call DuPage Psychiatric Care PLLC or connect online today to request an appointment and get the holistic care you need to overcome depression.