Depression services offered in San Antonio, TX
Every year over 16 million Americans suffer from at least one major depressive episode. Our board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners offer compassionate and customized care, to help you cope with depression. If depression is preventing you from living an active and full life, call Aura Psychiatry, PLLC in San Antonio, Texas, or request an appointment online today. Telehealth visits are also available.
Depression is an illness that causes feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness.
A chemical imbalance can cause depression in your brain in which you have insufficient levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin. This imbalance negatively impacts your thoughts and mood, leading to changes in behavior.
Other causes of depression include psychological, environmental, and social issues, negative thinking, and negative behavior patterns.
Depression causes a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, including:
- Sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness
- Feelings of shame, guilt, or self-loathing
- Disturbed sleep
- Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy
- Changes to your appetite or weight
- Poor concentration and indecisiveness
- Slow movements, speech, and thinking
- Frequent thoughts of suicide or death
If you are thinking of suicide or harming yourself, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate help.
In addition, depression can impact your performance at school or work and disrupt your relationships. You may avoid social interaction or have trouble keeping deadlines and appointments.
Aura Psychiatry, PLLC begins treatment for depression with a thorough assessment. They use evidence-based tools to assess the level of your depression and to make treatment recommendations.
During your evaluation, you discuss your personal and family medical history and any current concerns, symptoms, and lifestyle. This assessment helps them gauge your depression and identify areas to focus on in your counseling sessions.
Aura Psychiatry, PLLC can also teach mindfulness skills better to manage negative moods and thoughts to enhance positive experiences and get back on track to living a more fulfilling life.
For expert diagnosis and medication managemnet for depression, call Aura Psychiatry, PLLC, or make an appointment online today.