Depression can change how you live your life, making it difficult to enjoy simple pleasures. For residents of Timonium, Maryland, Munachim Uyanwune, M.D., and the team at MIU Center offer treatments for depression, including treatment-resistant depression. Begin exploring your options today by booking a visit online or reaching out to the office by phone during normal business hours.
Sadness is a normal part of life and something everyone will experience at some point. Grief is also a natural and expected reaction to loss. Depression is different. While it might include feelings of sadness, the symptoms of depression linger and go far beyond what is considered a “normal” bout of the blues.
Some symptoms of depression include:
Often, the signs of depression develop slowly, which can make it challenging to determine when to reach out for assistance. Be open to the feedback offered by those close to you, and take action if you suspect you are experiencing depression.
Occasional periods of sadness — even intense — are usually nothing to worry about. That is especially true when there is a clear cause for these feelings, like the end of a marriage, a job loss, or the death of a loved one.
When you notice that symptoms linger without any apparent cause or when they begin to interfere with your ability to complete regular daily routines, it’s time to seek professional help.
You should never feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help. Depression is incredibly common, and it is also a treatable condition.
Thoughts of death or suicide are the most serious symptom of depression and should be considered a medical emergency. Seek emergency treatment immediately if these thoughts develop.
Treating depression begins with a thorough assessment. If you are already taking medication to manage depression or another mental health issue, professional medication management is essential. Many drugs can interact negatively with other medicines, including drug therapy for a chronic health condition like hypertension.
Talk therapy can go a long way toward helping you manage depression. You can build resilience and better coping skills by learning how to evaluate your thought patterns and find healthier ways to approach how you’re feeling.
For people who have struggled with depression for a long time and found little relief through traditional treatment options, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a great option. This non-invasive treatment uses controlled magnetic fields to alter how cells in your brain regulate emotional responses.
If you’d like more information, booking a visit at MIU Center is as easy as a phone call or a few moments online, so don’t delay.