Diagnoses of major depression are on an exponential incline. Each year, millions of American adults, adolescents, and even children feel the pain and hopelessness of a depressive episode. At Wellness Road Psychology, in New York City’s Financial District, health psychologist Philip Glickman, PsyD, helps you live with and overcome the debilitating symptoms of depression. Book your evaluation by phone or online to get help today.
Depression, or major depressive disorder, is one of the most common mood disorders. You feel relentless loneliness and sadness, even when you’re surrounded by friends or family. It affects the way you think and behave. Without treatment, it can begin to affect your relationships and your performance at work or school.
There are many common misconceptions surrounding depression: You’re feeling blue, and you’ll feel better soon. You can snap out of it at any moment. Or (worst of all), you’re bringing it on yourself. In reality, depression is a condition that calls for long-term care and multiple approaches for successful management. Its causes aren’t just everyday emotions. Genetics, past trauma, and brain chemistry all play a role in clinical depression.
Anyone who has depression will tell you that it’s much more than regular, run-of-the-mill sadness. In fact, most patients report symptoms beyond melancholy. Many patients say their depression causes a lack of emotion instead of negative emotions. Plus, it often starts to affect your physical health if you don’t get the proper treatment.
Symptoms of your depression might include:
If you think about suicide or self-harm, it’s important to get emergency treatment for your depression before calling Wellness Road Psychology.
Different symptoms might appear in children and teenagers. For example, if your child doesn’t want to get out of bed to go to school, seems clingy or insensitive, or avoids social interactions, they might need treatment for depression.
Depression might make you feel devastated and helpless. It’s often hard to imagine a life without it. However, the condition responds well to a treatment plan with multiple approaches. Dr. Glickman evaluates your symptoms and the causes of your depression to make an individualized treatment strategy.
To help you manage your depression, Dr. Glickman may recommend:
During therapy for depression with Dr. Glickman, you’ll learn to enjoy life again with new coping strategies and ways of seeing the world. A combination of psychotherapy, medication, and your own willpower to get better is the best approach to learning to live with depression.
If you’re in pain or just not feeling like yourself, book your depression evaluation by phone or online at Wellness Road Psychology today.