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Depression Specialist

Integrated Premier Group Specialty -  - Primary Care

Integrated Premier Group Specialty

Primary Care, Psychiatry & Podiatry Practice located in Tempe, AZ

Feeling constant sadness is no way to live, but depression is a common mental health disorder many adults face. At Integrated Premier Group Specialty in Tempe, Arizona, offering in-person and mobile appointments, primary care specialists diagnose and treat depression to reduce sadness and give you a better quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a type of mood disorder that causes persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in favorite activities. Depression symptoms range in severity from mild to severe and debilitating. They can negatively affect your job, school, or relationships with other people. 

Treatment with Integrated Premier Group Specialty offers symptom relief and can drastically improve your quality of life. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

Common signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Tearfulness
  • Ongoing sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Emptiness
  • Loss of interest
  • Sleeping problems
  • Irritability
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Worthlessness 
  • Guilt
  • Problems concentrating
  • Aches or pains
  • Drug or alcohol misuse

You might lose the desire to do activities you once loved or experience anxiety with depression, as these two mental health conditions often occur together.

What are the risk factors for depression?

Anyone can develop depression, but some factors increase your risk of having it. Examples include:

  • Family history of depression
  • Traumatic or stressful life events
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loss of a job
  • Relationship problems
  • History of mental health disorders
  • Alcohol or recreational drug use
  • Chronic diseases
  • Some medications

If you suspect you have depression, visit Integrated Premier Group Specialty for an evaluation as soon as possible.

How does my doctor diagnose depression?

To diagnose depression or another mental health disorder, your specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a physical exam, may order lab tests, and complete a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to develop an effective treatment.

What are common treatments for depression?

Common treatments for depression include:

Lifestyle changes

Adopting healthy habits can reduce symptoms of depression. Avoid drugs and alcohol, eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress, and get plenty of sleep. You might also try meditation, yoga, Tai chi, spirituality, or massage therapy. 

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce depression symptoms and give you a better quality of life.

Counseling

Integrated Premier Group Specialty offers psychotherapy and counseling to help you better deal with depression and its symptoms.

If you struggle with depression, relief is within reach at Integrated Premier Group Specialty. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

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