Are you feeling depressed?
Millions of people get depressed at one time or another. “Depression” is when it lingers for an extended time. So if you are feeling depressed, you are not alone. One in Ten people are affected by depression. That’s nearly 15 Million adults in the US alone. Secondly… If you are depressed,you CAN be treated
Don’t try to tough it out. Make an appointment with a doctor or therapist.
What causes depression?
Since every person is different, treatment is also different for every patient. There are numerous reasons people feel depressed and everyone is different. Sharing your feelings with your primary care provider can start the healing process.
Indications you may be depressed:
- You can’t stop feeling sad or crying
- You often feel angry
- You’ve lost interest in things you love
- You’re having a hard time dealing with stress
Treating Depression… the good news.
Everyone feels depressed sometimes. Depression is when those feelings get so intense that you feel hopeless, helpless or worthless for longer than a few days. Sometimes you also may have trouble concentrating or sleeping and you may feel incredibly tired all the time.
The first step is to share these feelings with your primary care provider. In many cases, hormone levels such as produced by the thyroid gland can be the culprit. A simple blood test can be conducted to avoid misdiagnosis.
Medication and or therapy also help many patients. Some studies have found that combining therapy with medication works better than medication alone.
If you ever think about hurting yourself, get help IMMEDIATELY. Call your doctor or an emergency hotline or go to the ER right away. Your life is too important to ignore these feelings. We all struggle with what life throws at us and it is up to us how we handle it. Just remember, there is help and we are here for you!
The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you’ll be able to manage the feelings of sadness or fatigue that seem overwhelming right now.
Just know these things…
- You are not alone
- You are stronger than depression
- We are here to help you!
At JoyRich Health Care Centers, We provide primary care to all patients in an ethical, high quality and compassionate way. We go above and beyond to understand each patients individual needs.
If you are looking for a primary care clinic that meets ALL your needs…
We are here to help!
JoyRich Health Care Centers &
BeFree Centers for Addiction
2387 Professional Heights Plaza
Lexington, KY 40503