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Depression

Aveo Wellness

Psychiatrist & TeleMental Health Provider located in San Diego, CA

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can cause feelings of guilt, isolation, and persistent sadness that lead to a loss of interest in activities that normally bring you pleasure. Psychiatrist Jon Deam, MD, at Aveo Wellness in San Diego, California, provides various options for treating depression, including talk therapy and medication management. If you think you have depression, call the office or book online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression isn’t just a down day or a rough patch that you feel like you have to pull yourself out of. It’s a common mental health problem that affects the way you think, feel, and behave.

People with depression can have difficulty completing daily activities, and their performance at work or school may suffer. In severe cases, depression can make you feel like life isn’t worth living.

Although it can feel overwhelming, depression is treatable. Dr. Deam offers comprehensive depression treatment that focuses on relieving your symptoms and teaching you skills to foster healthy relationships.

What are the symptoms of depression?

During bouts of depression, you may experience some, many, or all of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of joy or interest in normal activities and hobbies
  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • A sense of isolation or loneliness
  • Trouble sleeping, including insomnia
  • Restlessness or anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Decreased energy
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Unexplained physical problems, including headaches or back pain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you think you may attempt suicide or hurt yourself, call 911. 

What treatments are there for depression?

Psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both are effective treatments for depression. During your first appointment, Dr. Deam asks you to describe your symptoms and medical history and works with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Deam specializes in an interpersonal approach to treating depression with talk therapy, which includes helping you foster connections and build healthy relationships. His approach is especially effective for addressing the loneliness that many people are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How can I get treatment for depression?

At Aveo Wellness, Dr. Deam offers in-office appointments and telemedicine to provide depression treatment remotely. Telemedicine allows you to safely and securely receive talk therapy or medication management from anywhere, including the comfort of your home.

If you think you have depression, know that help is available and accessible  — call Aveo Wellness, or book online today. 

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