Patients can receive screening, diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of depression by Dr. Pradeep Thapar and his staff at Premier Psychiatry, serving the Orland Park and Chicago Ridge, Illinois, area. Compassionate care from an experienced team can improve the patient’s outlook and quality of life.
Clinical depression is a mental health disorder that changes a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. While sadness is one aspect of clinical depression, the condition is both persistent and debilitating, interfering with the patient’s ability to function in daily life.
The most common symptoms of clinical depression include:
Patients who experience the signs and symptoms of depression should reach out to a psychiatrist as early as possible.
In severe cases, untreated depression can lead to suicide. Patients should seek treatment if they notice signs and symptoms of depression to prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
A combination of factors can cause depression, and in many cases the causes of depression are unknown. Depression can be the result of genetic factors, traumatic life experiences, or hormonal changes. Some people fall into depression after the loss of a loved one, job loss, childbirth, or divorce.
Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression than men. Those who have psychological disorders or who have experienced trauma in their lives – especially during development – are also at risk.
Postpartum depression, also called PPD, is depression that occurs after pregnancy and childbirth. While most women feel blue in the days following birth, those suffering from postpartum depression find that these symptoms don’t alleviate in the first couple of weeks. Postpartum depression is thought to be the result of hormonal changes in addition to the lifestyle change that accompanies the birth of a child.
Yes, many people experience a period of depression in their lives, seek treatment, and recover completely. A combination of medication and talk therapy are often critical for complete healing.
At Premier Psychiatry, we accept most major insurances. Here is a short-list of some the insurances that we accept. If you do not see yours listed, please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.
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