Depression is a common mental health challenge that affects your mood. It causes severe or ongoing sadness and often negatively affects your quality of life. PhillWell providers offer treatments that reduce unpleasant symptoms, improve your mood, and help you enjoy life to its fullest.
Common symptoms you might notice with depression include:
Depression can cause problems in relationships or at work. It also increases your risk of drug and alcohol misuse.
Sometimes depression is situational and goes away over time. If depression negatively affects your life, see the specialists at PhillWell for an evaluation.
Depression is common, and anyone can experience it, but factors that boost your risk include:
Life situations that may increase your risk of depression include a death in your family, job loss, divorce, abuse, military combat, or other traumatic life situations.
To find out if you have depression, Dr. Phillips discusses your symptoms and medical history with you. She completes a psychiatric assessment, cognitive testing, and genetic testing if necessary before personalizing a treatment that’s best for you. She always gives you a voice in your mental health care.
Treatment for depression varies, as every patient is different. Dr. Phillips often recommends making healthy lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise, sleeping more, eating nutritious foods, and keeping stress levels low.
She offers at-home ketamine therapy and other medication prescriptions, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and other forms of psychotherapy. Combining multiple treatments into your plan is often the best way to keep depression symptoms under control.
To get treated for depression, call the PhillWell office, or schedule a virtual appointment online today.