Depression is a common mental health condition, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Jason Meisel, NP, at Meisel NP in Psychiatry in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn in New York City, provides comprehensive care for depression, including therapy and medication management. For compassionate care from an experienced mental health expert, call the office or book an appointment online today.
What is Depression?
Depression is a serious mental health condition that causes persistent feelings of sadness and despair, affecting how you think and behave.
The mood disorder may develop after a life crisis, change in physical health, or a traumatic experience. Depression is also common among LGBTQ individuals. However, there’s not always a single identifiable cause of depression.
Depression is a treatable condition, even in the most severe cases. However, you may respond better to treatment when getting care during the early stages.
What happens during a depression consultation?
Jason conducts a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation when you come in with concerns about depression.
First, he spends time getting to know you and helping you feel more comfortable. Then, he asks detailed questions so he can make a thorough assessment of your mental health needs and provide the best treatment modalities.
How is depression treated?
Treatment for depression typically includes therapy, medication, or both. Jason works closely with you to design a plan that best meets your mental health needs.
As an experienced psychiatric nurse practitioner, Jason considers therapy one of the most important tools when treating depression. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
CBT is a technique that teaches you how to recognize the negative thoughts that affect how you feel and behave. Then, you learn strategies to change these thoughts to improve your feelings and behavior.
Jason also provides medication management for depression, including antidepressants to help ease symptoms. He may recommend pharmacogenetic testing to make sure you get a prescription that works best with your genes.
Meisel NP in Psychiatry also offers ketamine therapy as a treatment option for depression.
Depression is a common but treatable mental health condition. For compassionate care, call Meisel NP in Psychiatry or schedule an appointment online today.