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Depression Specialist

Mayfair Family Care -  - Primary Care Practice

Mayfair Family Care

Primary Care Practice in a Private Medical Group located in Chicago, IL

More than 16 million have suffered from a major depressive episode in the last year. If you’re dealing with symptoms like feeling hopeless and lacking interest in the things you used to enjoy, you might be suffering from depression. The dedicated care providers at Mayfair Family Care in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago want you to know that you’re not alone, and they can help you get your life back. Use the online booking tool, or call the office now for support.

Depression Q & A

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression symptoms can vary by individual, but many sufferers experience at least some of the following issues. 

  • Empty feeling
  • Hopeless feeling
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lack of interest in usual activities
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Appetite changes
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Body aches, headaches, or stomach pain
  • Persistent thoughts of death or suicidal ideation

Your symptoms may come and go, or they might be fairly consistent. In either case, reach out for help. You don’t have to live with these feelings if you get help from the caring Mayfair Family Care team.

What are the different types of depression?

There are many forms of depression, but the most common are: 

Major depressive disorder

If you have a major depressive disorder or major depression, you experience depression symptoms for the majority of the day, almost daily for two weeks or more. These symptoms prevent you from living your life normally, so you might experience problems at work, school, or in your relationships if you suffer from major depression. Most major depression sufferers have times when they're not depressed, but then suffer further episodes in the future. 

Persistent depressive disorder

If you have a persistent depressive disorder or dysthymia, you have depression symptoms that are persistent for two years or more. While major depressive disorder sufferers have some depression-free times, persistent depressive disorder sufferers have relentless depression symptoms.

There are other types of depression as well, including postpartum depression (during pregnancy or after birth), seasonal affective disorder (seasonal depression), and psychotic depression (depression plus psychosis).

How is depression treated?

Your depression is specific to you, and that's why your Mayfair Family Care team customizes treatment for your needs. Often, the best depression treatment is a combination of solutions including therapy, lifestyle changes, and medication. 

Other health problems can contribute to depression, which means that depression can sometimes change as you age. At Mayfair Family Care, you have the same reliable care providers throughout your life. They make any necessary adjustments to your depression treatment plan when you need them. 

You don’t have to power through depression, or just try to survive it. The Mayfair Family Care team helps you enjoy life again through customized depression care. Book your appointment online or by phone now.