What is depression?
Depression is characterized by down, sad or depressed mood and/or loss of pleasure and interest in doing things that are normally enjoyable. People with depression may find that things that were once enjoyable are no longer enjoyable. They often experience changes in appetite (either eating much more or less than usual), changes in sleep (sleeping much more or less than usual), changes in motor movements (restlessness or moving very slowly), feeling tired or fatigued, loss of energy, low motivation, difficulty concentrating, and/or feelings of worthlessness. Some people have thoughts of dying and harming themselves.
What is your treatment approach?
Our approach to treating depression is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is goal-orientated. We work with patients to increase activation and helpful behaviors, leading to patients experiencing greater pleasure and improved ability to solve life problems. CBT has the most scientific evidence to support its efficacy in treating depression. We also incorporate mindfulness-based strategies, which have been found to reduce relapse.
What experience do you have treating depression?
Our team has extensive experience and training in treating depression. We have treated hundreds of patients with depression throughout our careers, have attended several trainings, and/or published articles in research journals on depression.