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Depression Specialist

elevate medical, llc

Psychiatry located in Flatiron, New York, NY

When persistent sadness and hopelessness take the joy out of your life, you can find compassionate care at elevate medical. Located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City, the skilled psychiatric specialists offer comprehensive health evaluations to rule out underlying health conditions that may trigger depression symptoms and use integrative techniques to improve your mood and restore your quality of life. For compassionate depression treatment, book an appointment online or call the office today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a serious mood disorder that impacts your behaviors, thoughts, and physical health.

While most people experience occasional sadness in specific situations, persistent feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and guilt may indicate an underlying depressive disorder.

In some cases, certain circumstances trigger episodes of depression, such as childbirth (postpartum depression) and changes in seasons (seasonal affective disorder). You may also be at increased risk for chronic depression if you have underlying physical or mental health conditions like a chronic disease or bipolar disorder.

When should I seek help for depression?

Depression affects people in different ways, but some of the most common symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sadness
  • Negative attitude
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Unexplained appetite and weight changes

If you experience these symptoms for two weeks or longer, or your symptoms begin to interfere with your job, relationships, or physical health, schedule an evaluation at elevate medical to confirm your condition.

Without proper treatment, depression can become severe enough to cause thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide.

How is depression treated?

Elevate medical takes an integrative approach to diagnosing and treating depression. They tailor a treatment plan based on your unique needs and life circumstances that may include:

Psychotherapy

Through psychotherapy (talk therapy), elevate medical helps you identify triggers of depression so you can learn to manage them. By expressing your emotions in a judgment-free, safe space, you can also address underlying factors like past trauma or abuse that contribute to your depressive episodes.

Medications

If you can’t find relief from persistent sadness and other symptoms of depression, elevate medical may recommend medications. Antidepressants help to boost your mood, increase your energy and appetite, and relieve intrusive thoughts.

The team doesn’t offer medications if not necessary. If you would benefit from medicine, your provider works closely with you to find the right type and dosage while avoiding polypharmacy. They also help you safely taper your medications over time when you’re in a better place. 

Lifestyle changes

Elevate medical may also recommend exercises and diet changes that support your overall health and stimulate your body’s ability to regulate moods. They can also provide resources for mindful practices like yoga and meditation to relieve stress and bring a sense of peace into your life.

If you can’t shake feelings of sadness or worthlessness, you’re not alone. You can find compassionate care for your depression by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.