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What is Depression?

Depression also known as Major depressive disorder and melancholia, is a serious medical disorder that can lead to exaggerated emotional and behavioral events like sadness and lack of interest or motivation in the things once you used to love. It affects your feelings, behaviors and perceptions of events surrounding your life.


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Signs and symptoms of depression?

 Commonly occurring signs of depressive mood disorder are feeling sad, hopeless, having loss of interest, eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia nervosa resulting in weight gain or loss along with mood swings, sleep disorders like insomnia or hypersomnia, speech disorder, social isolation and cognitive dysfunctions like loss of decision making and concentration etc. Though, these symptoms might seem difficult to be controlled but counselling for depression and anxiety at First Light Psychological Services, in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY can help.

What are the causes of Depression?

Causes of atypical depression are family history, early childhood trauma, conflicts, structural abnormality of brain, any associated chronic illness or pain, drug abuse, any physiological, biological or biochemical abnormality in body.

What are the risk factors of Depression?

Underdeveloped personal growth like misguidance, low self-esteem leading to weak personality traits and unable to cope with future events along with domestic violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, genetic history, unhealthy environmental exposure, drug overdose or abuse and any kind of chronic illness are usually seen to be major risk factors of major depressive disorder. However complications of depression include physical hurdles like cachexia or obesity, myalgia or arthralgia, drug addictions, personal and behavioral impeded growth, lack of social and communication skills, suicidal and psychotic mental orientation.


Diagnosis of Depression:

Diagnosis of depression is commonly done by consultation and physical examination, blood tests, neuro-imaging, endocrine tests, systemic inspections and interaction with family and social circle and depression can be prevented by the management of depression at acute stage, finding out clues at early and appropriate time, reaching out and asking for guidance and opening up with your emotions, along with psychological counseling to develop confidence level, learning to control your psychological stressors, regular exercise, maintaining medical treatments, finding those activities which soothe your mental orientation and staying positive.


Depression Treatment:

⦁ Pharmacological / medicinal treatment includes the use of anti-depressants and muscle relaxants. At First Light Psychological Services, our experts consider the concerns of clients and prescribe the best possibe and effective treatment through medicines according to the symptoms. Pharmacological/medicine related treatment of depression in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY.
⦁ Psychotherapy for depression is a type of therapy which involves the treatment of psychological disorders with verbal and psychological techniques. First Light Psychological Services is providing Psychological counseling in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY, assuring quicker and effective results.
⦁ Cognitive behavioral therapy for depression which involves psychosocial intervention and clinical depression psychotherapy, provided by depression psychiatrists to improve mental health and also includes behavioral support and depression counselling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY are offered by our dedicated team of experts.
⦁ Electro Convulsive Therapy in which seizures in the brain are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from depression. In Farmingdale, NY & Kew Gardens, NY. We are offering Electro Convulsive Therapy for depression.

Get yourself or someone you know who is going through depression, booked for the assessment and treatment of depression in Kew Gardens, NY & Farmingdale, NY and let us provide support in getting through the symptoms of depression.


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