Depression, the most common mood disorder in the world, can inhibit energy, appetite, and graceful sleep. Dr. Wilson, provides individualized mental health care and psychotherapy to help you manage depression at his private practice in Burbank, California. Call Dr. Wilson’s office to schedule an appointment or book your evaluation online today.

What is depression?

Depression is a common mood disorder that causes frequent low feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and apathy. It’s more than just a bout of sadness and can last for weeks, months, or even years.

If you experience depression, you might feel like there’s no hope of getting better. You might even get used to feeling the way you do. It’s important to remember that there are treatments available even for depression that resists conventional care.

It’s common for depression to occur alongside other mental health conditions such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you have more than one mental health concern, Dr. Wilson can treat them simultaneously. What are some common depression symptoms?

Depression can cause various symptoms: It affects your thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors. It’s even possible for someone else to notice changes in how you act or express yourself before you’re aware of your depression.

Some of the most prevalent depression symptoms are:

  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Guilt
  • Teariness and crying
  • Appetite changes and weight fluctuations
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors

How can I manage my depression?

Dr. Wilson offers personalized care for depression for individuals of all backgrounds. Regardless of the factors that contribute to your mood disorder, improvement is possible with individualized treatment.

Psychotherapy helps you learn more about how your mind works and develop skills to overcome the negative feelings associated with depression. Dr. Wilson offers in-person psychotherapy appointments as well as phone and video visits for your convenience.

Some people with depression also benefit from taking medications called antidepressants – Dr. Wilson can also help connect you with a psychiatrist. Additionally, Dr. Wilson might have some recommendations for simple changes to your routine to improve your mental health, like getting regular exercise or eliminating stressors from your life.

If you experience symptoms of depression, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment by phone or online for depression care at the office of Douglas Wilson, PhD.