Depressive Disorders Treatment Clinic Questions and Answers
At Success Health System, our experienced psychiatrist Dr. Moses Tabe Ambilichu MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of depressive disorders. To book an appointment, call us or request an appointment online today. We have convenient locations to serve you in West Plains MO, Columbia MO, and Olathe KS.
Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in the world. At Success Health System, we believe in providing patients with depressive disorders a calm and welcoming space where they can find the clinical support and compassionate treatment they need to move forward with their life. If you live in Olathe, Columbia, West Plains or the surrounding areas, we can help you understand your condition and develop important skills to take control of your depression so you can improve your quality of life.
How is depression treated?
As with all mental health disorders, depression comes in many forms and the most effective treatment will depend on the individual patient. Regardless of the specific type of depressive disorder you may have, the first and most important step is to seek help from a qualified medical professional. Psychotherapy, peer support groups, and prescription medications like SSRIs can all be effective ways to help reduce your depression symptoms and live a happier and more functional life day-to-day. Maintaining a healthy level of physical activity can also help release endorphins naturally, which has been shown in some cases to improve patients’ depressed moods. At Success Health System, we can provide you with the important support you need to find a treatment plan that works for your body and helps you live your best, most fulfilling life.
Could my depression be a symptom of another condition?
Sometimes, patients will develop a depressive disorder as a result of another medical issue. Depression is often associated with chronic health problems, long-lasting pain symptoms, and even stressful life events. While many patients with depressive disorders will require ongoing treatment throughout their lives if their condition is the result of a chemical imbalance within their brain, some may be able to effectively address or come to terms with an underlying condition in order to reduce or eliminate their depression symptoms. If your depression is a symptom of another condition such as a severe illness or injury, it is essential that you address both problems simultaneously through a combination of therapeutic support for your depression, as well as ongoing treatment for related medical conditions with an experienced specialist.
Can my depression be totally cured?
If your depressive symptoms are the result of a particular life event such as the death of a loved one or the loss of your job, and it is otherwise not a regular occurrence, it is possible that your symptoms will eventually resolve and no longer require ongoing treatment. For most patients who are diagnosed with a depressive disorder, there is no complete cure. However, depression is one of the most treatable mental health disorders, which should give depressed patients hope. The most important step in finding relief from your depression symptoms is asking for help from a medical professional and communicating your needs with friends and family as well as your doctor. By diligently attending therapy session and taking prescribed medication if necessary, you can live a healthy and happy life even if you still feel depressed occasionally.
If you or a loved one are experiencing depression symptoms qualified medical professionals at Success Health System in Missouri can offer compassionate support and effective solutions to help you build cognitive skills and coping mechanisms that will help you live your best life. We serve patients from Olathe KS, Columbia MO, West Plains MO, Harg MO, Prathers Ville MO, Midway MO, New Century KS, Olathe KS, Overland Park KS, Carson MO, Pomona MO, and Potters Ville MO.