When looking for family medicine doctors in the Versailles-Midway area that can treat depression, contact Versailles Family Medicine, with locations at 460 Wilson Avenue in Versailles and at 324 North Gratz Street in Midway. We diagnose and treat depression and anxiety in addition to everyday physical injuries and common diseases. We can spot red flags among our patients.
The vast majority of mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated by primary care doctors and there’s no exception at Versailles Family Medicine. We know our patients, their health background and even their family history in order to accurately diagnose any problems. We not only look after a patient’s physical well-being but also their mental and emotional welfare.
People with depression can experience low mood, negative outlook on themselves and life, diminished energy and concentration, difficulty falling asleep, changes in appetite and even thoughts of being better off dead. Anxiety can be just as debilitating and ranges in symptoms from specific phobias or panic attacks to generalized anxiety. Obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder are also associated with significant anxiety or depression. At your initial appointment at Versailles Family Medicine, a thorough evaluation will be conducted to get a good understanding of what exactly you are struggling with.
While everyone experiences bad days where they feel sad and hopeless, depression is a far more serious disorder that requires prompt effective treatment. Many people who have depression don’t know that the symptoms they’re experiencing are treatable. People who have a depressive disorder often don’t experience depression simply as sadness, but may feel empty and lifeless, apathetic about things that they once enjoyed and feel more quick to anger and aggressiveness.
Depression can permeate every aspect of your life. You may find it hard to function at work, home or school. You may withdraw from loved ones and friends. You may find that you don’t care about much beyond sleeping. As a result, your relationships begin to suffer.
The following are among the more common signs of depression:
PA-C Jared Harper, PA-C Claire Schack and PA-C Elizabeth Watts see patients in our Versailles office. PA-C Jenna Daniel and APRN Lena Nickell see patients in our Midway office. Dr. Brian Smith and APRN Sammi Nichols see patients in our Versailles and Midway offices.