Persistent depression (persistent depressive disorder), formerly known as dysthymia, is a chronic type of depression characterized by prolonged bouts of depression symptoms that last a minimum of two years, with no more than a two-month gap between symptoms.(1,2,3,4)  Symptoms of Persistent Depression Persistent depression shares the same symptoms as major…

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Depression is a mood disorder that affects one’s thought patterns, mood, and behavior. Common symptoms of depression include strong feelings of sadness and a loss of interest in activities that someone used to enjoy.(1)   Learn more about depression treatment Contact us today! There are different approaches to treating depression,…

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Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the US, affecting roughly 21 million adults.(1) Depression affects how someone feels, thinks, and can even impair their ability to perform daily tasks. Some people with severe depression may experience delusions and hallucinations, symptoms of psychosis. When patients with…

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Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health illnesses in the US and they can oftentimes co-occur. Nearly one-half of people who are diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.(1) When someone has been diagnosed with depression and also experiences symptoms of anxiety, referred…

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (or “TMS”) is an incredible breakthrough in the treatment of depression, and it’s an excellent option for patients who haven’t experienced adequate symptom relief with antidepressants and therapy. But many patients wonder how the effect that TMS has on their brain actually works to alleviate the symptoms…

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Valentine’s Day, although promoted by the greeting card, flower, and other retail industries as a joyful and romantic day, can induce feelings of loneliness and depression. Human beings have evolved to seek out intimacy, and Valentine’s Day can highlight the absence of such relationships.  Valentine’s Day may feel difficult if…

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For people taking an antidepressant, it can feel frustrating when they don’t see results right away. But finding the right depression treatment can take time and often requires collaboration with your doctor. If you’re antidepressant isn’t working, don’t give up. You may need to try a different treatment option or…

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Young adulthood is a time when we go through many exciting life transitions: gaining more independence, going to college, and starting a new job. But this time in a person’s life can also be filled with many trials and difficult times, such as rapid transitions (e.g. leaving home to go…

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For most people, the holidays can be a time of joy and celebration. But for some, the holidays can be stressful and overwhelming. The emotional toll that some people experience during the holidays can contribute to depression, and it’s possible for someone who normally does not struggle with depression to…

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