Aesthetics Medicine & Family Medicine located in Roswell, GA
Feeling down from time to time is normal, but if your mood makes it difficult for you to manage your daily tasks, you may have depression. Triple board-certified physician Naima Cheema, MD, and her professional medical team at Nexclin Medicine in Roswell, Georgia, provide comprehensive and compassionate care for depression. They take a holistic approach that’s focused on finding the root cause of your mood change. To get the help you need, call the office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Depression Q & A
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and think. It can also make it harder for you to complete daily activities. There are different types of depression with varying symptoms and causes, including:
Persistent depressive disorder
Also known as dysthymia, persistent depressive disorder is a long-term low-level depression that may cause you to have periods of major depression.
Postnatal depression is a major depressive disorder that occurs in women during or after the delivery of their baby. You may experience extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that make taking care of you and your baby very difficult.
Seasonal affective disorder
If you experience a change in mood and energy levels every winter, you may have seasonal affective disorder.
Bipolar disorder and premenstrual dysmorphic disorder, which is a mood disorder that affects women during their menstrual cycle, are also types of depression.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States and may develop from a combination of factors, including genetics, environmental, biological, and psychological.
What are common symptoms of depression?
Symptoms of depression vary in type and intensity. Common symptoms include:
- Feeling of sadness
- Lack of energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Inability to concentrate
- Feelings of guilt, helplessness, or hopelessness
- Aches and pains
- Thoughts of suicide
- Restlessness or difficulty staying still
To be diagnosed with depression, you must experience these symptoms almost every day for at least two weeks.
How is depression treated?
The specialists at Nexclin Medicine take a holistic approach to the treatment and management of depression. To help target your treatment, your specialist looks for the root cause or trigger of your depression. Then, the team develops a very precise treatment plan aimed at treating and managing the underlying cause to relieve your symptoms and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Your treatment may include:
- Nutritional support
- Hormone balancing
- Lifestyle modification
Your specialist at Nexclin Medicine works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan and offers strategies that may help lift your mood, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and strategies to help you manage life stressors or difficult events.
For compassionate care for your depression, call Nexclin Medicine today or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.