Depression is a mental health condition that causes a persistently low mood that affects how you think and act. Omobolaji Oyebanjo-Popoola, MD, and the team at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Decatur, Stockbridge, Villa Rica and Hiram, Georgia, have expertise in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions like depression. They take a total-health approach, focusing on your body, spirit, and soul, helping you find joy and peace again. Call or book your in-office or telepsychiatry appointment online today.

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What is depression?

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by ongoing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and disinterest in activities you normally enjoy. The mood changes brought on by depression alter how you think and act.

Depression is common and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Though the symptoms are devastating to the person experiencing them, depression is treatable.

The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic is set up to promote the total well-being of their patients. They go beyond your symptoms, creating plans that benefit your whole health.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression affects everyone differently, and symptoms vary in type and severity. Common signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Low mood
  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or despair
  • Lack of interest in activities and socializing
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Change in sleep routine
  • Change in appetite
  • Slow movement
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Aches and pains without a physical cause

It’s not uncommon for depression to occur with other mental health conditions, like substance use disorder, anxiety disorder, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What are the treatments for depression?

The team at The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic takes an individualized approach to care. They don’t believe medicine is the right fix for all patients and offer a number of treatment modalities, including traditional and Christian-based therapy, biofeedback, and nutritional supplements.

They also offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, which uses magnetic pulses to reactivate the areas of your brain responsible for your mood.

For a total-health approach to depression, call The Potter’s Behavioral Medicine Clinic or book an appointment online today.