Depression Treatment

Depression can be a very debilitating experience for anyone who suffers from it. Depression can cause the individual suffering from it to feel like there is little or no hope in the world. Many people incorrectly assume that depression is just a mood associated with sadness. In reality, depression is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain that can make it very difficult to have positive, uplifting thoughts. As a result, individuals who suffer from depression that do not have access to depression treatment will often live a very unsatisfying lifestyle.

Thankfully, getting depression treatment or finding depression therapy is not hard to find. At North County Health Services, we provide medication for depression and other forms of depression therapy to help individuals cope with their depression while finding strategies, medication and treatment to overcome their depression.

Depression Treatment

Symptoms of Depression

It’s normal for people to feel depressed, sad or hopeless from time to time. It’s when those feelings become overwhelming and begin to affect other areas of your life in very negative ways that it becomes a problem.

Below are the common signs of depression. If you are experiencing a combination of these symptoms, give us a call today to get depression help.

  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Constantly forgets details.
  • Trouble making decisions.
  • Overall decreased levels of energy (or experiencing fatigue).
  • Excessive feelings of helplessness or guilt.
  • Experiencing insomnia (Inability to sleep) or excessive sleeping.
  • Uncharacteristic irritability and restlessness.
  • Lack of interest in usual hobbies.
  • Overeating or appetite loss.
  • Sad and “empty” feelings that persist for long periods of time.
  • Any thoughts of suicide or any attempts at suicide.

  • If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts or has made an attempt at committing suicide, contact healthcare professionals immediately or call the Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240.

    If instead you or someone you know are experiencing other symptoms of depression, give us a call today at North County Health Services to find treatment for your depression.

    Treatment for Depression

    Treatment for depression can take some time to develop. It’s important to begin depression therapy or treatment as quickly as possible, as early as you detect depression symptoms in yourself or someone you know. There are a variety of different depression treatment options available to individuals, from medicine to psychotherapy to electric shock treatment to cognitive behavior therapy and more.

    The most common types of treatment often include a medication in combination with psychotherapy. Medication for depression will take time (often weeks or months, depending on the medication and the individual). When coupled with psychotherapy (talking with a counselor), treatment for depression is a lot more effective at making lasting change.

    Give us a call today and ask about treatment for depression. We’ll help you make the right choices based on your unique lifestyle and personal needs.