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.
Diagnostics, treatment for a range of psychiatric disorders
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.
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
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
Environmental factors, such as the loss of a loved one or major life changes
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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