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Treatment for Depression

Depression isn’t just feeling sad or having a down day; it’s a serious mental health condition that can take many forms. At Solrei Behavioral Health in Orlando, Florida, our providers have extensive experience evaluating and managing symptoms of depression in adolescents, and adults. If you or a loved one is experiencing depression, call the office today or request an appointment online to find relief. Telemedicine visits are also available.

What is depression?

Depression is more than just feeling down for a day or two. It's a serious mental health issue that causes persistent sadness and a loss of interest in things that used to bring joy and pleasure. Treatment options such as therapy or medication can help people manage symptoms and gain control over their lives again. Taking steps to build supportive relationships with friends and family members can also have a positive impact on the journey towards recovery.

 

According to National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 21.0 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 8.4% of all U.S. adults.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression

Symptoms may include:

  • Feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness

  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in normal activities

  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much

  • Tiredness and lack of energy

  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain

What are some causes of depression?

  • Stressful events. Most people take time to come to terms with stressful events, such as bereavement or a relationship breakdown. ... 

  • Personality. ... 

  • Family history. ... 

  • Giving birth. ... 

  • Loneliness. ... 

  • Alcohol and drugs. ... 

  • Illness.

How do you treat depression?

For the initial treatment of major depression, we suggest a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy. Well-designed studies have shown that combination treatment is more effective than either treatment on its own.

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*This a non-treatment consultation. You can discuss your needs with a provider to help determine if we are the right fit for each other.

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Our Services

We all have unique needs and and at times need help. Solrei Behavioral Health focuses on creating individualized treatment plans in order to improve mental health. Our compassionate care guarantees comprehensive support. Learn more about some of our most common services.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For emergencies, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.
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