Depression is such a common problem that you can easily forget it’s a severe mental health condition that causes devastating emotions and dark thoughts. At Puentes Medical Consultants, Bobbi Bridges, AGACNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, has extensive experience creating tailored care plans that improve your mood and restore your mental and emotional well-being. Depression won’t get better without treatment, so don’t wait to schedule a telemedicine appointment. Call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or St. Petersburg, Florida, or use online booking today.
Depression is an incredibly challenging mental health condition. Unfortunately, it’s frequently misunderstood because many think it’s just like the blues. But the two aren’t similar. The blues make you feel down for a short time, and then they improve, and you return to your usual self.
You can’t snap out of depression. If you wait for depression to get better, you will only end up feeling worse and falling into a deeper depressed mood.
Though depression may begin following a stressful, sad, or traumatic life event, the condition is a brain disorder associated with imbalanced neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). Without treatment, depression can last for months or years.
If you feel depressed for two weeks or longer, it’s time to schedule a treatment with Bobbi. If you’re thinking about suicide or harming yourself, call the crisis lifeline at 988 immediately.
There are several types of depression, including:
People with bipolar disorder also experience episodes of depression.
Depression causes negative symptoms nearly every day, for most of the day, including:
Depression may cause physical aches and pains and cognitive changes, such as short-term memory loss and negative thoughts.
Bobbi talks with you, learns about your unique symptoms, and completes a psychological evaluation. Then she works with you to develop a care plan personalized to meet your unique needs.
Your treatment may include therapy, antidepressants, and/or lifestyle changes. For example, you may need to get more of the nutrients that support your brain’s ability to produce neurotransmitters.
As a compassionate therapist specializing in treating depression, Bobbi can help you regain a positive, happy mood and enjoy life again. To schedule a telemedicine appointment, call Puentes Medical Consultants or book online today.