General Psychiatrist & ADHD Specialists located in Plano, Frisco, Pearland & Prosper, TX
Depression is a serious mental health condition that affects nearly 1 in 12 adults in the United States. If you struggle with constant sadness or hopelessness, turn to Shakil Tukdi, MD, and his highly trained mental health team at Ultimate Psychiatry, with offices in Plano, Frisco, Pearland and Prosper, Texas. They can diagnose and treat depression to help you feel happy, healthy, and hopeful. Schedule an appointment with Ultimate Psychiatry by phone or book online today.
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes you to feel sad or lose interest in activities you once enjoyed. While everyone feels sad from time to time, constant hopelessness can negatively affect your job, relationships, and overall quality of life.
If feeling down in the dumps doesn’t go away on its own, see Ultimate Psychiatry specialists for treatment.
What are the symptoms of depression?
If you experience depression, you might notice some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Sadness and tearfulness
- Hopelessness or emptiness
- Angry outbursts
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Sleeping problems
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty concentrating
- Thoughts of suicide
- Chronic headaches or body aches
If depression symptoms linger despite changing your lifestyle and daily routine, see Ultimate Psychiatry’s skilled providers to discuss your treatment options and experience a greater sense of joy in life.
What are the risk factors for depression?
Depression might involve genetic factors, your environment, or both.
It can be situational; depression may come and go periodically. Risk factors include being a woman, low self-esteem, traumatic or stressful life events, family history of depression, and alcohol or drug abuse, as well as chronic medical conditions and taking certain medications.
How does my provider diagnose depression?
To diagnose depression and find its root cause, Ultimate Psychiatry specialists review your symptoms, discuss your medical and mental health history, and may complete a physical exam.
The team may recommend blood tests to detect or rule out thyroid disorders and other underlying medical problems and complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
What are my depression treatment options?
Your Ultimate Psychiatry provider personalizes a depression solution that best meets your needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Your treatment plan might include:
Lifestyle changes that can reduce symptoms of depression include staying physically active, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding alcohol, smoking, and recreational drugs.
Taking certain medications can reduce depression symptoms to give you a better quality of life. Your Ultimate Psychiatry specialist develops a personalized medication regimen that’s right for you.
Therapy is often a highly effective treatment for depression. Your psychiatrist offers cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and other forms of counseling to accommodate your unique situation and lifestyle.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
TMS is a non-invasive depression treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. Doing so can reduce symptoms of depression if other treatments haven’t worked.
Don’t live with feelings of constant sadness when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Ultimate Psychiatry by phone or book online to start feeling happier today.