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Center for Psychiatry

Your emotional and mental health is important to your overall well-being. We understand how essential treatment can be to living a happy life, and we provide our services in an atmosphere of compassion and respect in our Center for Psychiatry.

Whether you are experiencing mental and emotional problems for the first time or have struggled for years, our skilled psychiatrists rely on all available resources to create an individualized treatment plan just for you, helping you regain mental health and a future filled with hope.

Psychiatry Services

  • Mental health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Medication management
  • Diagnostics, treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders

About Depression

When should you seek professional help for symptoms? Read our depression symptoms and treatment below, or call us at (803) 323-6224 to learn more. The first step to recovery is making a call. We treat anyone 18 and older.

Depression Symptoms

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety or feeling “empty”
  • Feeling hopeless or expecting the worse to happen
  • Feeling guilty, worthless or helpless
  • Being irritable or restless
  • Losing interest in activities or hobbies that you used to enjoy
  • Feeling tired, fatigued or run down
  • Not being able to concentrate or make decisions
  • Forgetting details
  • Problems sleeping including waking early or sleeping too much
  • Eating too much or having no appetite
  • Persistent aches, pains, headaches, cramps and stomach disorders that don’t go away with treatment
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts

Depression can happen to anyone, any time.

  • Depression is more common in women than men
  • Men report more symptoms related to fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in activities and sleep problems
  • Men may turn to alcohol or drugs to cope
  • Depression in seniors may be overlooked because their symptoms are less obvious
  • Children may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling to parents or worry about death

Depression Causes

  • Genetics
  • Biochemical imbalances
  • Environmental factors, such as the loss of a loved one or major life changes
  • Psychological factors

Depression Diagnosis and Treatment

If you or someone you love shows signs of depression, talk to your doctor.

  • Depression treatments are very effective, especially if begun early
  • Certain medications and medical conditions can cause symptoms of depression
  • Anti-depressants help normalize the brain’s chemicals that regulate mood
  • Serotonin reuptake inhibitors and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors may have fewer side effects than older antidepressants
  • You may need to try several medications before you find one that works
  • Your doctor may suggest therapy as part of your treatment

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call 911.

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