Depression

Depression is a chronic illness and may impact everyone differently. Depressive thoughts can affect your behavior, thoughts, and feelings, severely disrupting your everyday life if left unchecked. 

While there are no miracle treatments that can eliminate depression, there is a range of ongoing therapies that could effectively manage its symptoms.

Causes of Depression

Depression can manifest from a variety of sources. A combination of recent events, genetics, and personal factors can trigger depressive thoughts than any single aspect. The triggers of depression are typically genetically passed, from substance abuse, or personality traits.

Personality: People who are easily stressed are, by their nature, more at risk of being depressive. Such people usually tend to have lower than average self-esteem and are harsh critics of themselves.

Family history: Individuals with a family history of depression in their genetic line are more vulnerable to depressive thoughts. However, such people may still need triggers to have depressive episodes.

Medical condition: the stress of dealing with any critical medical condition may cause symptoms of depression. 

Substance abuse: drug and alcohol use can also result in depressive thoughts.  

Signs & symptoms of depression 

Depression can affect you both mentally and physically:

  • Being lethargic
  • Inclining to drug or alcohol usage
  • Failing to be productive
  • A tendency to withdraw from options to socialize
  • Continuous stressful thoughts that could lead to lack of concentration
  • Constant feeling of worthlessness
  • Muscle and headaches
  • Lack of sleep or concentration
  • Significant weight changes   

How EG Healthcare can help

Our team of specialists will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs. We treat each individual differently and always keep an eye out for depressive symptoms that could derail your regular life. 

Mental health professionals at EG Healthcare strive to offer a comfortable and stable environment to help you regain control over your emotional and physical health. Our depression support team is committed to educating and providing constant care and attention throughout the treatment.

We provide both medical and mental support for patients with depression, in addition to medical care; you will get the following support for a treatment plan, which can include:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessments from specialists
  • Educational sessions to identify the causes and possible solutions for depression
  • Ways to improve self-esteem and to prevent falling into relapse.
  • Motivational sessions
  • Cognitive behavior therapy sessions to help you shape your thoughts and behavior to counter depression

Frequently asked questions:

What are general methods used to treat depression?

There are many methods used to treat depression. Some therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and medication management. Research has shown that most people find therapy and medication management together are very effective in treating depression.

What is the first-line treatment for depression?

SSRIs are considered to be the first-line treatment for depression.

What are some common types of depression?

Common types of depression include Major Depression, Persistent Depressive, Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Postpartum Depression.

What is PMDD?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe form of PMS and causes severe irritability, depression, and anxiety. Symptoms are severe enough to disrupt daily activities and can affect relationships.