Depression Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability among Americans aged 15 to 44, affecting more than 16 million adults. If you struggle with overwhelming sadness that affects your work and normal activities, the highly skilled mental health providers at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan can help. Get started on your personalized depression management plan by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic to speak with a team member.

Depression Q & A

Why do I have depression?

Depression is a common mental health condition that leads to chronic sadness and disinterest in activities for weeks, months, or even years at a time. If you have depression, it may be linked to or caused by:

  • Work or relationship stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Disturbing delusions or hallucinations (psychosis)
  • Pregnancy and childbirth (postpartum depression)
  • Hormonal or brain chemical imbalances, as with bipolar disorder 
  • Lack of sunlight during winter months (seasonal affective disorder) 

It’s also possible to struggle with depression if it runs in your family or if you’ve experienced a stressful life event (like a divorce).

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression leads to a wide variety of signs and symptoms that vary from day-to-day. When you’re depressed, you may experience:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Weight fluctuations 
  • Empty or numb feelings
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Restlessness and difficulty sitting still
  • Hopelessness or constant pessimism

Depression can even lead to physical problems, such as headaches, chronic pain, and even digestive issues. In severe cases, depression causes you to have suicidal thoughts, which warrants emergency medical attention. 

The leading therapy and psychology team at Thriving Mind Psychology encourages you to come in if any of these symptoms sound familiar, especially if they’re worsening or not improving after several weeks.

How is depression treated?

Treating depression often involves combining solutions to stabilize your brain chemicals and help you learn to cope. Your depression management plan from Thriving Mind Psychology may include a combination of the following:

  • Online video therapy 
  • Couples or group therapy 
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

With so many innovative depression treatments available at Thriving Mind Psychology, you can expect to unlock your true potential and restore your quality of life. The team is dedicated to finding the best solution for your unique needs to help you recover from your case of depression. 

Before struggling with depression another day, see how the dedicated practitioners at Thriving Mind Psychology can help. Book your depression evaluation online or over the phone today.