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Treatment for Depression in Upper Marlboro and Silver Spring, MD 

Mental health disorders affect the way that you think and can affect normal decisions and daily life. A common issue that many people struggle with is depression. Depression can affect the way you feel and can affect daily activities like work, school, or even your sleep. To be officially diagnosed with depression, your symptoms will last at least 2 weeks. There are different types of depression and there are ways to cope and live a good quality life.

Types of Depression

Depression can manifest in many different ways and may not look the same in 2 different people. The types of depression include:

  • Major depression- With this, depression symptoms occur most of the time and can affect one’s ability to function on a daily basis.
  • Persistent depressive disorder- This has less severe symptoms that last a lot longer. Symptoms can last at least 2 years and are always hanging around.
  • Perinatal depression- This occurs in women, either during or after pregnancy.
  • Seasonal affective disorder- As the name suggests, this comes and goes with the season. It typically tends to start in the late fall or early winter and will go away when weather gets warmer in the fall.

Symptoms of Depression

Depression can manifest differently for everyone, so it’s important to understand all the symptoms. Common symptoms include:

  • A persistent sad or anxious mood
  • A feeling of emptiness
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Irritability and frustration
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Decrease in energy
  • Difficultly falling asleep
  • Oversleeping
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Sudden changes in diet

If you’re experiencing depression, it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting the help that you need. This might be through medicine or with psychotherapy. A combination of the two is also common.

Contact Your Doctor Today

It’s important to get the mental health help that you need! Contact your doctor at Maryland Behavioral Care in Upper Marlboro, MD, at (301) 627-3500 and in Silver Spring, MD, at (301) 946-6421.

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