You Can’t Just Snap Out of It

Depression is a mood state in which a person, often for no particular reason, can feel sad, down, empty or hopeless. This feeling may also be accompanied by irritability, withdrawal from activities, and even thoughts of wanting to no longer be alive. Those with depression will often have difficulty functioning due to low energy, difficulty with concentration, and lack of motivation. Depression takes many forms, and can be characterized as being seasonally related, precipitated by stressors and life transitions, or caused by certain medical conditions such as thyroid abnormalities.

Depression Takes Many Forms

Your symptoms of depression will determine the most effective treatment plan. Depending on how depressive symptoms present, depression can be diagnosed as one of several conditions. Diagnoses include Persistent Depressive Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and others. The symptoms are often similar but may have different intensities, patterns, or responses to treatments.

We Can Help

Your Ross Center clinician will conduct a thorough assessment of your symptoms and health history before designing a treatment plan structured to get you feeling better as quickly as possible. We use a combination of therapies, which can include medication, to attack your symptoms and teach you strategies to change your negative thought patterns. Patients often feel better within a short time and develop the strength and resilience necessary to return to an active, engaged life.