Depression Treatment Milwaukee

Depression Treatment – It’s Your Time To Feel Good

Depression is one of the most common psychological disorders that plague our modern society. It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults will experience a depression of significant magnitude to warrant obtaining treatment. Since virtually everyone considers themselves to be depressed at one time or another, the term depression is not easily defined. In our everyday language we use the term to refer to both the “normal” sadness associated with life’s inevitable disappointments and to clinical levels of depression. A question often raised is, “How can I tell when I’m really depressed?” This is obviously an important question and usually translates into “Are my depressed feelings normal or should I seek help?”

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If you have symptoms that may indicate Depression, seek the professional help that you need at American Behavioral Clinics, then contact your nearest location to make an appointment today!

Common Symptoms of Depression

Numerous symptoms, in addition to a low mood state, accompany clinical forms of depression. Not only does the clinically depressed person feel “low,” but almost invariably there is a loss of self-esteem. During a depression, our confidence gets drowned in a sea of self-doubt. Even minor, everyday chores can be overwhelming. As the depression “sets in,” sleep and appetite disturbances frequently evolve. Insomnia often torments the depressed individual along with a decrease in appetite. In some cases, however, sleep and appetite may become excessive. Loss of interest or pleasure in one’s usual activities is a common complaint. Some people even begin to feel apathetic toward previously cherished hobbies, particularly at more severe levels of depression. If you suffer from depression you may experience several of the following symptoms:

✅  Anxiety
✅  Sadness
✅  Worthlessness
✅  Fatigue
✅  Restlessness
✅  Irritability
✅  Crying spells
✅  Guilt
✅  Lack of concentration
✅  Apathy
✅  Sleep issues
✅  Loss of appetite or overeating
✅  Suicidal thoughts
✅  Physical pain (headaches, body pain, cramps, digestive problems)

Depressed clients sometimes feel “slowed down” in their ability to think and concentrate. Fatigue and a general lack of energy are also common symptoms. As the depth of the emotional pain and sense of hopelessness deepen, thoughts of death and suicide often emerge. It has been estimated that 70% of deaths from suicide are related to some form of depression. While none of the above-mentioned symptoms are invariably present, the list shows the variety and type of symptoms which can appear during clinical depression.

Outpatient Treatment for Depression in Milwaukee

American Behavioral Clinics offers a combination of treatments for patients with depression that work at improving their symptoms. The treatments that assist in managing depression to recovery include medication management, counseling, and group therapy. Our team of professionals are here to provide the correct tools and support so those who are depressed so they can live a normal life.

Typically, one of the first efforts in treating depression is through medication management by prescribing antidepressants. People who have depression will often manage it with the use antidepressants to help increase the levels of neurotransmitters that their brain is lacking. In addition to starting antidepressant medication, therapy and support groups are a great way to manage feelings and issues that correlate with depression.

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What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

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  Initially developed by Marsha Linehan, dialectical behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy that helps people focus on the changes they can make instead of on their thinking patterns and emotions. As opposed to the reasoning and rationing skills taught and practiced in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy focuses more on mindfulness. [...]

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New TMS Center To Treat Help Treat Resistant Depression in Greater Milwaukee

2022-09-26T11:31:35-05:00

Here is a link to a press release announcing the opening of WIN TMS within 3 American Behavioral Clinic locations in Greater Milwaukee & Oak Creek: https://world.einnews.com/pr_news/wisconsin/592856292/new-tms-center-to-treat-help-treat-resistant-depression-in-greater-milwaukee Here is a link to the WIN TMS website: https://wintmstherapy.com/

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Are You Suffering from High-Functioning Depression?

2022-08-22T11:27:34-05:00

  If you manage to keep it together most of the time but have trouble feeling positive about yourself and the activities around you, you may have high-functioning depression. Use this checklist to see if these things apply to you. • You see the bad in most situations • Friends and family describe you as [...]

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Medications for Depression Treatment

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Drug Options for Treating Depression If you are depressed, working with a skilled medical professional allows you to determine which class of medications or combinations work best for you while minimizing side effects. There are several drug options for treating depression. Consider the options and consult your provider. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) This type [...]

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What is Ketamine Therapy?

2022-09-15T15:01:04-05:00

Ketamine started as anesthesia for animals. Then, doctors began using it with suicidal patients in ambulances or emergency rooms. While some people have experimented with it in a recreational setting, it should be administered under a therapist’s care because it causes a dissociative experience. Often given as a tapering downward treatment, the nasal spray or [...]

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What is TMS Therapy for Depression?

2022-09-22T14:41:05-05:00

If you have tried at least one antidepressant drug without improving your depression, then it may be time to discuss with your provider about receiving transcranial magnetic stimulation. This process uses electric currents to stimulate the front cortex of the brain responsible for your emotions. These changes occur because the neurons in the brain change [...]

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Maintaining Good Mental Health In Older Adults

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  Many seniors find that they become more isolated as they age. It may be harder physically to get together with friends. Some people who were essential to the senior’s mental health may have passed on. If you care for a senior, consider these ideas to improve their mental health. Encourage Them to Volunteer Even [...]

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How Mental Health Affects Daily Life

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  Positive mental health affects your daily life in many ways. Therefore, you should work on making it a priority every day. Physical Health Scientists are starting to understand that there is a direct correlation between your mental and physical health. A study of 10,693 individuals found that those with poor mental health did not [...]

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