If you’re living with persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness and have lost interest in previously enjoyed activities, you might have depression. At Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness in Lakeville, Minnesota, Adejoke Adedeji, APRN, and the team of mental health professionals offers compassionate and comprehensive treatment for depression. You can escape the dark cloud of depression. Call Nexus of Hope or schedule a consultation online today.
Depression, clinically referred to as major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition that causes pervasive feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression can interfere with your ability to function normally and disrupt your relationships and overall health.
Depression is different from sadness or grief that everyone experiences from time to time. While loss or another unfortunate event usually stimulates everyday sadness or grief, depression might not have a trigger. Additionally, normal sadness usually passes relatively quickly, while depression can last for months or years if left untreated.
Depression causes a variety of symptoms that range in severity. In addition to persistent feelings of sadness, you might also experience:
Depression can also lead to substance abuse, social withdrawal, and decreased performance at work or school.
Depression is due to abnormal brain chemistry in the region of your brain that regulates your mood. Your hormones might also contribute to your condition and symptoms. Your risk of depression increases if you have:
Additionally, loss or another traumatic experience can trigger depression.
The team at Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness provides thorough assessments before recommending any treatment plan. In addition to evaluating you for signs of depression, they ask about aspects of your life and health to identify other factors that contribute to your condition.
When the team understands your needs, they create a personalized, holistic treatment plan, combining conventional depression treatments like medication and therapy with complementary therapies and lifestyle modifications.
If you feel like depression interferes with your quality of life, call Nexus of Hope Psychiatry & Mental Health Wellness or make an appointment online today.