Everyone feels sad or blue at times. When feelings of despair and hopelessness persist, for no apparent reason, then depression may be an issue. Depression can seriously affect mental and physical health, if left untreated.
Some common symptoms include:
- Depressed and sad mood persisting for longer than two weeks
- Reduced or no interest in things you previously liked doing
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness
Sometimes, depression is caused by tragic circumstances such as the death of a loved one.
However, depression is treatable. At Union Square Practice, we know that depression responds positively to treatment. After completing an evaluation, we will recommend a treatment plan that will include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes, or a combination of these. Each case is different.