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Depression services offered in Wantagh, NY

Depression services offered in the greater Wantagh, NY area

Recovery from depression is achievable but can take time. It’s best to visit Norvy Jean, NP-BC, at Nova Wellness Health in Wantagh, New York, as soon as possible if you have depression symptoms. The highly trained medical professionals help even the most serious cases of depression recover with the team’s expert treatment and support. Call Nova Wellness Health to arrange an in-person or telehealth consultation today. You can also schedule an appointment via the online booking form. 

Depression Q & A

Do I have depression?

If you’re feeling sad and miserable, it could be a temporary low mood or a serious, potentially life-threatening psychiatric condition like major depressive disorder (depression).

Several differences help you identify depression. First, the negative feelings persist for weeks, months, and sometimes years, with little or no respite. Second, emotions like despair, self-loathing, and hopelessness are overwhelming, and nothing you do changes them.

You’re also likely to have other symptoms, like random aches and pains, headaches and stomach upsets, and feelings of irritability and anger. You might sleep more and nap frequently (hypersomnia) or find it difficult to sleep (insomnia). You might lose weight because you’ve little interest in eating, or gain weight because you eat for comfort.

If these symptoms sound familiar, don’t delay getting help from the compassionate Nova Wellness Health team. The longer you leave depression untreated, the worse your symptoms get, and you could become suicidal without expert help.

Why would someone get depression?

There’s no single answer to this question. Your genes play a role, so your risk is higher if family members suffer from mental health problems. There are numerous possible triggers for depression, such as:

  • Chronic stress
  • Poverty
  • Abuse
  • Grief
  • Job loss
  • Chronic illness or pain
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Relocating
  • Childbirth

Research shows that people with depression typically have low levels of chemicals in their brains called neurotransmitters. These chemicals help to create connections (synapses) between the neurons (nerve cells). When you have depression, the lack of synapses reduces function in the brain’s mood center. However, why this happens isn’t entirely clear.

How do I recover from depression?

The primary depression treatments are psychotherapy and medication management.

Talking with a skilled therapist allows you to explore the issues underlying your depression and overcome painful experiences. Your therapist can also use techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you manage the problems depression causes in daily life.

Antidepressant medication increases the neurotransmitter levels in your brain, creating new synapses and improving mood center function. There are many kinds of antidepressants, and people react differently to them, so you might need to try several types before finding the most effective one.

Call Nova Wellness Health or book an appointment online today if you’re struggling with depression.