While those suffering from depression may exhibit a tremendous number of symptoms, depression is defined as “a state of aversion to activity and low mood”. A depressed person may exhibit many of the following symptoms:
How Can I Tell if I am Depressed?
The symptoms of depression vary greatly from person to person and may vary in severity as well. They include but are not limited to:
Alarmingly, these symptoms can often lead to suicide attempts.
How is the Diagnosis Made?
If you have symptoms of depression that last for more than two weeks and are not visibly improving, and all physical illnesses have been ruled out, you should seek the care of a mental healthcare professional. While there are no tests for depression per se, the healthcare professional will do extensive psychiatric examinations in order to make a complete diagnosis.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Treatment options include psychotherapy (counseling) and medicine. The type of treatment modality will be determined after psychiatric assessment.
Atlanta Psychiatric Consultation Center
1718 Peachtree Street NW Suite 265,
Atlanta , Georgia 30309
Phone: (404) 254-3508
Fax: (404) 254-3847
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To request an appointment, you can call us at (404) 254-3508.