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Depression

Depression is a serious illness even though it is quite common. Most sufferers need treatment to get better. Depressive disorder interferes with daily life and functioning, with feelings of sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, irritability, fatigue, loss of appetite, thoughts of suicide, persistent aches and pains, digestive problems, loss of interest in activities, hobbies, sex etc.

There are several forms of Depression: Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder,  Post-partum Depression, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Depression also co-exists with other serious medical illnesses like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes etc. People with Depression have more difficulty adapting to their medical condition. There is increasing evidence to show that treating Depression can help to improve outcome of treating co-occurring illness.

Depression is a highly treatable illness, with medication (anti-depressants), psychotherapy (talk-therapy) or a combination of both approaches.

Anti-Depressants work to normalize naturally occurring brain chemicals called neuro-transmitters (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine). The first and most important step to help a friend or relative with Depression is to get appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Please feel free to call us at 610 277 8073 if you would like to be evaluated for participation in one of our trials for treating Depression.