Seeking Help for Your Depression

At Total Health Primary Care, Dr. Anthony Wright and Dr. Gloria Wright understand the scores of people who suffer from depression in Selma, TX, and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, many of those people don't know what their treatment options are and where they can find help.

Seeking Treatment for Your Depression

People who suffer from depression experience problems with the way they act, feel and think. Although mild bouts of depression usually lead to temporary feelings of sadness, many people who struggle with severe bouts of this medical condition aren't able to function in daily life.

Also known as major depressive disorder, this serious medical illness is treatable. Unfortunately, many people don't have access to the treatment they need. If you think you're experiencing depression in Selma, TX, and the surrounding areas, here are some symptoms to watch out for:

  • Losing interest in things you once enjoyed
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Increased fatigue
  • Engaging in a purposeless activity like pacing or wringing your hands
  • Difficulty making decisions or thinking
  • Thoughts of suicide

If you have any of these symptoms, schedule a consultation for depression in Selma, TX, and the surrounding areas, with one of the doctors or team at Total Health Primary Care as soon as possible. We can build a custom treatment plan based upon whether your body's chemistry, genetics, or environmental factors are causing your depression.

Treating Depression

According to the American Psychiatry Organization, 80 to 90 percent of people respond to treatment. If your brain chemistry might be causing the condition, medication may help modify your brain's function. Keep in mind most anti-depressants aren't habit-forming and don't produce a tranquilizing effect.

Psychotherapy is another treatment doctors use to help get you back on track. Sometimes referred to as "talk therapy," this treatment uses techniques to help solve present-day problems and address issues either one-on-one or in a group setting. Depending on how severe the condition is, medication and talk therapy can take several weeks before patients see a significant improvement in their mental health. 

However, some patients can respond well to treatment in just a few sessions – again depending on the severity of the problem.

To learn more about finding treatment for depression in Selma, TX, or the surrounding areas, schedule a consultation or call (210) 654-9300 and talk to Dr. Anthony Wright and Dr. Gloria Wright and our team at Total Health Primary Care today.

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