It isn’t unusual to feel sad or low from time to time. But when you feel sad all day for more than two weeks, you could be suffering from depression. Depression is a common but serious mental health condition. At Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan in New York City, board-certified psychiatrist David Kraus, MD, specializes in diagnosing and treating depression, taking an individualized approach to care. For depression help at this boutique psychiatric practice, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Depression is a mood disorder. It causes constant sadness and despair and often stops you from engaging in normal activities. It affects how you think and behave, making it hard to do routine activities like eating or going to work or school.
The mood changes brought on by depression can make you feel helpless and hopeless. But depression is treatable, even in those suffering from the most severe symptoms.
Dr. Kraus at Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, is an experienced adult psychiatrist offering customized care for his patients struggling with depression.
Symptoms of depression vary in type and severity. Common symptoms include:
You don’t have to experience every one of these symptoms to be dealing with depression. However, for a depression diagnosis, you must have ongoing depression symptoms that last most of the day for two or more weeks.
You can expect individual attention when you visit Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, for help with your depression. Dr. Kraus reviews your symptoms, mental health and medical histories, and family history. He could conduct a psychological exam to better understand how you feel, think, and behave.
Treating depression can include using medications, psychotherapy, or both. Dr. Kraus understands that no single depression treatment works for all. He customizes your treatment plan based on the information he gathers during your consultation.
Behavioral health medication management is one of the primary services at Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC. Dr. Kraus works closely with you, finding the proper medication and dose to ease your depression symptoms.
He even offers ketamine treatment with Spravoto® for patients with severe depression who fail to respond to traditional treatments.
Psychotherapy can include various forms of therapy that help you understand your depression and develop coping mechanisms to improve how you feel, think, and behave.
For attentive depression care, call Fifth Ave Psychiatry, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.