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National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month

Did you know...? About 1 in 4 adults suffer from some type of diagnosable mental disorder each year. It can affect any one at any time, regardless of age, race, or social status. When it comes to depression, Early diagnosis matters! (#Depression)

Depression is more than just feeling sad

Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when you're depressed you can have a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you doing your normal activities. It’s important to know, that not everyone experiences the same symptoms. (#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness)


"The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why."


Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

  • Feelings of irritability, frustration‚ or restlessness

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities

  • Decreased energy, fatigue, or being “slowed down”

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

  • Difficulty sleeping, early morning awakening, or oversleeping

  • Changes in appetite or unplanned weight changes

  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and that do not ease even with treatment

  • Suicide attempts or thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a highly treatable disorder. Talk with your primary care doctor to rule out any side effects of current medications and to rule out underlying physical issues that may be causing the condition. Focus on exercise, participating in your normal activities, spending time with your friends and family. Above all, think positively.

Once diagnosed with depression, a person will most likely be treated with therapy and medications. TMS is a safe and effective FDA- approved treatment for depression that can help when antidepressants aren’t working. It can be covered by insurance and is now offered at Aspire Psychiatry. Located in Morganton, Aspire is proud to serve all areas of North Carolina.

Read more about TMS Therapy and Treatment Here (#TMSTherapy, #TMSTreatment, #TMSInHickory)

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