Major Depressive Disorder is considered a mood disorder that includes symptoms such as sadness and emptiness, affecting sleep, eating, and work functions. To be diagnosed with major depression, the symptoms must be present for at least 2 weeks.
Depression is a complex and multifaceted mental health condition that can cast a shadow over all aspects of your life. At Clarity Clinic, we understand the profound impact of depression on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Our approach is rooted in empathy and understanding, offering you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your feelings, heal from within, and embark on a path of recovery.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a reference manual used by health care professionals as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders, the signs, and symptoms of major depressive disorder includes:
Children and teens can be diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and exhibit the same symptoms as adults, however, additional symptoms include anger and irritability.
A diagnosis of major depressive disorder or other depressive disorders requires an evaluation and diagnosis by a licensed clinician such as a psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in depressive disorders. At Clarity Clinic, we specialize in depressive disorder assessments and treatment for children, teens, and adults aimed at understanding the severity, length, and frequency of the symptoms, including ruling out a differential diagnosis, to determine the best treatment options.
Both medication and psychotherapy in conjunction have been shown to be effective in helping reduce symptoms of major depressive disorders. At Clarity Clinic our experienced depression therapists guide clients toward the proper treatments, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
Just as each individual is unique, so too is their journey through depression. Our experienced depression therapists work closely with you to develop a personalized depression treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals:
Our therapy for depression integrates a range of therapeutic approaches proven to alleviate depression symptoms and promote overall well-being:
Our psychiatrists ensure a proper diagnosis and take care of specialized medication management for clients treating depressive disorders through pharmacological treatment.
Medication management coupled with psychotherapy (talk therapy) has proven to be an effective treatment in reducing symptoms of depressive disorders and improving overall functioning.
If you're ready to overcome the grip of depression and embrace a brighter future, Clarity Clinic is here for you. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you rediscover your joy, resilience, and inner strength.
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