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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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Do You Suffer from Depression?

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the United States. According to research published in 2016 by the National Institute of Mental Health, “An estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode” (nimh.nih.gov, 2017). When an individual suffers from major depression, they may experience major impairments of judgments that could debilitate one’s way of living.

If you suffer from depression, our doctor may be able to help. Make an appointment with our Florida licensed medical doctor for depression at our clinic in Miami today!

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How Can Medication Help With Depression?

Medication can have many benefits for people with depression. Researchers have found that certain medications may act as a mood stabilizer to help people with depression relax and ease their anxiety. In fact, most medications have been found to play a significant role with motor control, behavior, processing information, and emotions. For individuals who suffer from severe depression, they may periodically experience side effects that could lead to increased depression and even thoughts of suicide. However, medication from our clinic has helped many individuals find a natural solution.

What Causes Depression?

Anxiety and stress are closely connected to depression. At the same time, an untreated mood disorder may cause an amplified depressive response in a person. In some cases, depression can be caused by an injury or a life-changing event in which the person is no longer able to engage in their normal tasks. Situations such as loss of employment, loss of a relationship, a loved one passing away, or even a loved pet passing away may all cause episodes of depression.

Regardless of how your depression was caused, it is very important to seek help. At our clinic in Miami, our doctors have helped many people deal with depression through a recommendation for depression medication. Florida licensed medical doctors can recommend medication to help offset symptoms, such as insomnia, inability to focus, anger, and hunger issues.

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Along with consuming a recommended amount of medication, a person suffering from depression may also seek other tools for living with depression.

Here are a few tips on how to deal with depression on a daily basis:

  • Reduce responsibilities and other activities that cause stress in your life.
  • Know when to take a breather when you’re not feeling well.
  • Organize a solid daily routine. Setting reminders on your phone can be very helpful.
  • Journaling is a tremendous help when trying to calm that inner monologue.
  • Find support groups that can help you with mental health.
  • Church or other programs such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance can help.
  • DO NOT ISOLATE! Even though isolation can seem normal, it is always good to reach out for help and talk to someone who understands.
  • Schedule daily walks and maybe even Yoga to reduce stress.
  • Smile! Even when you don’t want to. Just smile. It will help.

Don’t let depression keep you down in the dumps. Our doctors might be able to help you get over it. Schedule an appointment today! Click here to for more information on scheduling an appointment at our clinic in Miami.

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