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If you feel as though you’re suffering from clinical depression and would like to see someone about treatment, come to Mango Clinic Miami. We offer services for treating a variety of disorders and mental problems you may be having. Our professional and certified staff can examine and provide you with various options and recommended solutions for whatever mental ailments you may have.

Identifying Clinical Depression

Every day we engage with people, things, work, and various events, we’re likely to experience a swath of emotions. Some things make us very happy, others frustrate us, and we may occasionally get mad or sad. It’s perfectly normal to have a bad day, or to be feeling a bit down, just as it’s perfectly normal to have a day where everything is great and you couldn’t be happier.

Clinical Depression

So what does it mean if you’re feeling sadder than usual? Do you find yourself lacking the energy to do small, everyday things? Are you finding it hard to experience joy in the things that you used to enjoy? Perhaps you don’t want to do things that you normally are able to, or are unable to find the energy needed to complete certain tasks. Maybe staying in bed all day is more appealing than getting up and being even mildly active. Or maybe you’re finding yourself thinking more and more about your failures, that you can’t do anything right, and that your life isn’t going to improve.

While it’s frequently used as an expression to mean “very sad,” depression is a real thing that people suffer from. Being depressed does not merely mean that you’re not feeling well or that something is making you unhappy. Depression completely alters your life and influences how you do things. It’s important to identify clinical depression symptoms since what are known to be serious indicators could be ignored when they actually need serious attention.

Clinical Depression Symptoms

One of the most common symptoms of clinical depression is the alteration of your feelings and emotions. Sadness is one emotion associated, as is hopelessness and pessimism. Apathy is another, as the lack of feeling is a significant trait associated with depression. You may find yourself no longer finding joy in things you previously did, and it may get to the point where your interest in things is no longer there. You may even see yourself feeling more guilty about things and blaming yourself for every little thing, which also contributes to self-loathing.

Depression also changes your physical state in a variety of ways. You might find yourself feeling more tired than usual, which can make you want to sleep more and be much less active. However, depression can also prevent you from being able to sleep well, which can make you have insomnia. This also can lead or be the result of a lack of focus during the day and the inability to make decisions. On top of all this, you may find your diet being greatly affected. You could be on either side of the extremes: eating way too much to cope or not eating enough due to a severe lack of appetite.

Depression can also vary between the sexes and ages. Teenagers, for example, are less likely to express something like sadness if they’re depressed. Instead, they’re more likely to seem frustrated, as well as have physical pains, such as headaches. Older adults can also express their depression, not in their emotions, but in how they feel physically. This can include chronic pain and aches, as well as not caring for their physical appearance and forgetting to take medication.

Common Symptoms of Clinical Depression

Men and women can also exhibit different symptoms. Men with depression are more likely to treat it as general fatigue, which can include being more tired than usual and having problems sleeping. But they can also try to combat these feelings in very self-destructive ways, such as engaging in reckless behavior and even substance abuse, which can include drugs, alcohol, and gambling.

Women with depression are known to have feelings of guilt, sleeping and eating too much, and gaining weight. There’s also postpartum depression, a very serious case that can affect women who just recently gave birth. A mix-up of the hormones in the body are often to blame for this, and it can be a very serious problem for women who may be feeling overwhelmingly depressed after having a child.

Suicide is often linked with depression, as it is the most deadly and frightening symptom. The symptoms aren’t always so obvious either, as these feelings of suicide can take subtle forms. You may act more recklessly or might start giving away your possessions. More obvious signs can include audibly saying you want to die, or that things would be better if you died, as well as feeling like there’s no hope or escape from your problems.

If you find yourself having regular thoughts of death and suicide, then you should absolutely consult a professional, as well as call a hotline (1-800-273-8255). This is the most dangerous side-effect depression inflicts on people, but with the right support and help, it can be avoided. Don’t ever feel as though you can’t get help, because you absolutely can, whether it’s healthcare professionals, friends, or both.

Come to Mango Clinic Miami if you would like to consult with a professional about treating your depression. Our certified staff will be able to examine your situation and provide the best solutions catered to you. Call us or visit our webpage today to schedule an appointment.


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Depression Treatment in Miami

Identifying your depression is the first step to treating it. Finding a solution for treating depression isn’t always easy, as many different ways exist. Not only that, but some people may be more resistant to some forms of treatment, or for whatever reason don’t feel they should seek treatment. Mango Clinic Miami knows you shouldn’t go it alone, and we know there’s a treatment for everyone.

Therapy for Depression

Therapy is likely the option that comes to mind first for treating any level of depression. However, it’s also not a simple case of consulting with a professional, as there exist different therapeutic methods.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one that focuses on providing solutions to your problems as a way of combating your depression. This contrasts with other forms of psychoanalysis (such as psychodynamic therapy), which try to look at a patient’s past experiences to possibly identify the reason they’re depressed. CBT instead works to solve the problem directly, allowing patients to understand their illness in its entirety, and finding solutions together with their therapist. Ultimately, the goal of CBT is for the patient to treat the negative energies they have head-on by recognizing and combating them.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is another form that has the patient looking at their relationships with others, as well as life events, and finding ways to improve them. These relationships and activities are analyzed to see how they may be contributing to a patient’s depression, which then lets them tackle and resolve any possible issues.

Medication for Depression

Medication for treating depression is another common and helpful option that often helps many people. However, as is to be expected, there are different types with different results, so if you do receive medication, it will be prescribed as being best suited for your needs.

Common medications for depression in Miami:Medications for depression treatment

  • Prozac
  • Zoloft
  • Paxil
  • Celexa
  • Lexapro
  • Viibryd
  • Effexor
  • Cymbalta

Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and Viibryd are the brand names for the most common antidepressants used in depression treatment; they are also known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). SSRIs increase serotonin levels in the brain by blocking the reabsorption to the brain, letting more serotonin be available. Their selectivity in affecting just serotonin is what gives them their name.

Effexor, Cymbalta, and Pristiq are known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). SNRIs work similarly to SSRIs; they impact neurotransmitters by blocking reabsorption both serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain.

Each antidepressant can provide similar relief, but their chemical makeup will be different. While one type might provide unfortunate side-effects, another might work as intended. For these reasons, you will want to consult with your doctor on which antidepressant would work best for you. You’ll also want to keep consulting with them after, in case problems arise. Common side effects associated with antidepressants include headaches, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, and even sexual problems.

There also exist some safety issues that can be very important to keep in mind. You want to tell your doctor if you’re taking any other medication before being prescribed antidepressants, as the combination can be hazardous. If you’re pregnant or plan on being pregnant, you should ask your doctor of any possible risks that may occur if you take antidepressants. If you happen to get pregnant during your time with antidepressants, do not stop taking your medication. Instead, contact your doctor first, as stopping dosage (pregnant or not) can be very dangerous.

A rarer but still real effect that antidepressants can cause is serotonin syndrome. This is when your body starts accumulating too much serotonin, which can be the result of combining antidepressants with each other or another form of medication. Symptoms can include anxiety, sweating, restlessness, agitation, and confusion.

If you would like more information on which treatment options are best for you, come to Mango Clinic Miami. Our professional and caring staff will be able to evaluate your needs and help you decide how to treat your depression. Call us or visit our web page today to schedule an appointment.


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