Summit Behavioral Health
2115 County Road D East, Suite C-100
Maplewood,  MN 55109
Phone: 651-358-7020
Fax: 651-846-9890
Email: Admin@SummitBHP.com
Hours of operation
Tuesday through Saturday
9AM - 6PM

Depression Symptoms & Treatment Options

American Psychiatry Association defines Depression (major depressive disorder) as a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

Summit Behavioral Health providers have vast experience and knowledge treating depression symptoms and they will create a care plan that includes traditional options (antidepressants, therapy) and latest breakthroughs such as                                with a goal to end the vicious cycle and help patients achieve sustainable recovery. Our primary focus is to provide timely access to care that is proven, evidence-based and offered in non-judgmental manner.

 

Meet @ Summit to start your journey on the path to recovery today. We accept most major insurances and are currently accepting new patients. We are able to accommodate appointments within 3-7 days so call us today on 651-358-7020 to book your appointment.

 Symptoms Of Depression

  •     Feeling sad or having a depressed mood

  •     Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed

  •     Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting

  •     Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much

  •     Loss of energy or increased fatigue

  •     Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements & speech 

  •     Feeling worthless or guilty

  •     Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions

  •     Thoughts of death or suicide

 

Symptoms must last at least two weeks for a diagnosis of depression.

Risk Factors

  • Biochemistry: Differences in certain chemicals in the brain may contribute to symptoms of depression.

  • Genetics: Depression can run in families. For example, if one identical twin has depression, the other has a 70 percent chance of having the illness sometime in life.

  • Personality: People with low self-esteem, who are easily overwhelmed by stress, or who are generally pessimistic appear to be more likely to experience depression.

  • Environmental factors: Continuous exposure to violence, neglect, abuse or poverty may make some people more vulnerable to depression.

 

 

TRADITIONAL OPTIONS:

Some of the proven treatment options are Psychotherapy, Medication management, or both. Summit Behavioral Health providers will perform initial evaluation and lab tests to diagnose the condition before establishing customized treatment plan for each patient.  Antidepressants are effective at stabilizing brain's chemistry and provide immediate improvement in depression symptoms. Sometimes antidepressants are combined with other psychotropic medications to achieve desired outcome. It is recommended that patients take these medications for 6-9 months.Psychotherapy is either used alone or in combination with medications to sustain recovery. Often therapy includes involvement of members of  patient's support system and recommendation is that this treatment continue for 12-15 weeks. 

NEW BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENT:

Treatment Resistant Depression is commonly defined as a failure of treatment to produce response or remission for patients after two or more attempts of adequate dose and duration. Depression is often difficult to treat, and many patients report that none of the treatments or psychotherapy interventions work over long period of time. Up to a third of patients don’t experience any improvement of symptoms and this is referred to as Treatment-Resistant Depression. Esketamine Intranasal spray is a new FDA approved treatment for severe depression and can result in rapid improvement of symptoms as opposed to oral antidepressants that can take weeks to start working. Summit Behavioral Health providers have the knowledge and expertise to determine if this new treatment can help patients achieve sustainable recovery.

 

Talk to Summit Behavioral Health provider about your treatment options that are unique to your situation.

 

 

We accept most major insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, Minnesota Care, BCBS and more. We are  accepting new patients and you can Call 651-358-7020 to book appointment.

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