Depression Screening and Treatment Specialists
Clinical Psychologists, Therapists, and Psychiatrists in Southlake and Flower Mound, TX
Millions of Americans suffer from depression each year, but there's hope for a brighter future. At Dr. Messina & Associates in Southlake, Texas, and Flower Mound, Texas, our compassionate clinical psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists specialize in providing effective depression treatment. Discover the benefits of our expert care and take the first step towards a happier, healthier life.
Depression Screening and Treatment Specialists Q & A
What is Depression?
Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, goes beyond mere sadness. This serious mental health condition envelops you in unrelenting feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, profoundly affecting your daily life. Without intervention, depression casts a shadow over crucial aspects of your life, including:
Work: Depression can lead to a lack of focus or motivation at work, potentially jeopardizing your job security or career advancement.
Relationships: This condition can strain your relationships, causing withdrawal from loved ones and a diminished libido, which can lead to conflict and isolation.
If you are facing any of these challenges that are impacting your daily life, please reach out to us to schedule an appointment.
What Are Symptoms of Depression?
Depression manifests differently in each individual. However, common signs and symptoms include:
- Loss of Interest in
- Pleasurable Activities, Including Sex
- Persistent Feelings of Sadness or Emptiness
- Fatigue and Decreased Energy
- Irritability and Restlessness
- Feelings of Hopelessness or Pessimism
- Feelings of Guilt, Worthlessness, or Helplessness
- Changes in Appetite, Leading To Overeating or Appetite Loss
- Insomnia or Oversleeping
- Difficulty Concentrating or Remembering
- Suicidal Thoughts or Attempts
You don’t have to struggle alone anymore. Reach out to our compassionate team at Dr. Messina & Associates for help today.
How Is Depression Treated?
At Dr. Messina & Associates, we’re committed to providing comprehensive and personalized treatment for depression. It all begins with a thorough psychological evaluation, meticulously crafted to address your unique needs and circumstances.
Once a diagnosis of depression has been established, we consider a range of effective treatment options, including:
Medication Management: Our experienced psychiatrists may recommend medication tailored to alleviate your symptoms.
Psychotherapy: Our team of clinical psychologists and therapists offers psychotherapy to help you navigate the challenges of depression.
A combination of Both Approaches: In some cases, a combination of medication and psychotherapy may be the most effective path to recovery.
Our expert clinical psychologists and therapists specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a powerful approach that empowers you to reshape your thoughts and behaviors, ultimately leading to a healthier, happier, and more productive life.
In severe instances, including those involving suicidal thoughts, we provide specialized options:
Hospitalization: When necessary, we offer hospitalization as an intensive treatment option in a safe and supportive environment.
Intensive Outpatient Programs: These programs are designed to provide focused care and support for those facing severe depression.
Our ultimate goal is to provide unwavering support on your journey towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.