Depression

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Depression

Our providers are here for you when you need it most.

Overview

Approximately 17.3 million adults in the U.S. - or 7.1% of all U.S. adults - had at least one major depressive episode each year.1 Depression is a mood disorder in which an individual frequently feels down and carries little interest in activities. Depression can impair day-to-day tasks from working to maintaining basic needs. There are several different types of depression. While medication is available for the treatment of depression, treatment is improved when medication and counseling, or cognitive-behavior therapy, are used together.

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and prescribe medication for treatment of depression, when medically necessary.

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By The Numbers

Family

10%

Approximate number of patients who have a documented history of depression.2

Female

80%

Individuals treated for depression who see symptom improvement within 4 to 6 weeks of starting treatment.3

Heart

64%

Greater risk for developing coronary artery disease in adults with depression.4

Benefits

  • Receive a prompt medical evaluation.
  • Discuss treatment options with our board-certified Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
  • Initiate treatment with medication, if indicated, and review tips for coping with symptoms.
  • Receive information regarding local counseling resources to improve treatment success.

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The Clinic can help you and your family get better when you need it most. Schedule an appointment at the Clinic near you today!

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References:
  1. National Institute of Mental Health - https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml
  2. 2016 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/namcs_summary/2016_namcs_web_tables.pdf
  3. National Network of Depression Centers - https://nndc.org/facts/?gclid=CjwKCAiApOvwBRBUEiwAcZGdGCZ8-RkLPdPIm0-stRsDbaXSHQqLbOZkhauPtdoet3cndAsa5Fd74BoCHE8QAvD_BwE
  4. National Institute of Health, Heart disease and depression: A two-way relationship, 2017 - https://www.dbsalliance.org/education/depression/statistics/