Depression is a severe mood disorder also known as Major Depression Disorder. Clinical Depression Symptoms are difficult to cope with that can affect day-to-day tasks and your ability to think normally. At EZCare, we take care of our clients every step of the way till their full recovery. We offer depression evaluation online as well as a medical treatment for depression. Additionally, we also provide online therapy for depression.
How is Depression Diagnosed and Treated?
Our doctors will perform an online depression screening and devise a personalized treatment plan for depression, considering your present condition. Our online doctor for depression will set your treatment goals for depression and help you in every step to achieve a quick recovery. You will feel the difference in your condition by sticking to our treatment strategies for depression.
Signs and Symptoms –
What Does Depression Feel Like?
Your depression condition symptoms may look like these:
- Loss of appetite
- Decrease in energy
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Persistent sadness
- Unexpected body aches and pains.
- Uncontrolled behavior
- Suicidal thoughts
Depression Test Online
Our depressive disorder test online is designed for you to understand your condition better. It is an easy way to perform self-depression evaluation online. Take the test now.
Types of Depression
There are several types of depression:
- Persistent Depressive Disorder: This type of depression is a mixture of mild and severe depression spells. However, for depression to be termed as “persistent” it should be present in the patient for at least two years.
- Psychotic Depression: This type of depression is accompanied by delusions and hallucinations. The symptoms are connected to a feeling of guilt, illness, or poverty.
- Postpartum depression: This type of depression is usually experienced during pregnancy or after delivery. It is usually accompanied by extreme exhaustion, anxiety, and sadness, resulting in difficulties for new mothers to be attentive towards the newborn.
- Bipolar Disorder: While this condition is different from depression, a person suffering from the former usually experiences extreme high and low moods, similar to major depression.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder: This type of depression usually occurs during the winter when sunlight is more or less absent. It is accompanied by feelings of emotional withdrawal, weight gain, and sleeping more often.
Medications for Depression
Antidepressants are the primary medications taken for the treatment of depression as they can help improve the way our brain uses certain chemicals related to mood or stress. They are the mainstay of medical treatment for depression. Our doctors do not prescribe one medicine for all but perform diagnostic tests which ensure that you are getting the right medication specific to your condition.
An antidepressant usually takes at least 2 to 4 weeks to work. Patients can feel improvement in appetite, sleep, and mood. We strongly advise our patients not to discontinue taking the prescribed medication without consulting our doctors first. The same applies to starting medication. The process of starting and ending a course needs to be done in a controlled manner so that you do not experience withdrawal symptoms.
Some of the common antidepressants are:
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
There is no single best antidepressant for treatment-resistant depression. Each case is different and requires a specific antidepressant or even combination of drugs. Medications along with therapy are considered the best treatment for chronic depression.
Call EZCare Clinic at (415) 966-0848 or schedule an appointment online to get professionally evaluated by depression doctors at our clinic. We’re open 7 days a week, 11 am to 7 pm, and we’re centrally located — same-day and next-day appointments are regularly available!
We are licensed in multiple states and can see patients via telemedicine from California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania