Substance Abuse Treatment, Suboxone Management & Addiction Management located in Danvers, MA

Depression services offered in Danvers, MA

Depression is a long-term psychiatric disorder in which your mood is persistently low. If you’re in despair with symptoms of depression, visit Barbara D. Davis, FNP, and her team at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness in Danvers, Massachusetts. They offer exceptional, compassionate care for people struggling with depression, using carefully managed medication and a variety of talk therapies. Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness today to learn more or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Feeling down or depressed now and then is a normal response to having a bad day, but your feelings should soon pass. When you have depression, the sadness and misery go deeper, persisting for weeks and months. Nothing you do changes your mood, and everything seems increasingly bleak and hopeless.

There’s no single cause for depression, but you’re more likely to suffer if other family members have mental health problems. Depression often accompanies or follows a stressful or traumatic experience, such as:

  • Prolonged or severe illness
  • Financial difficulties
  • Job loss
  • Relationship problems
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Moving home
  • Death of a loved one
  • Substance misuse                                                                                                                                         

You can also develop depression for no identifiable reason.

Most people with depression have a brain chemical imbalance. They lack neurotransmitters like serotonin that the brain needs to regulate mood. Whether this causes depression or it happens because you’re depressed isn’t clear — it likely could be either.

What symptoms does depression cause?

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Lack of motivation
  • Continual overthinking
  • Physical weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Irritability
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Weepiness
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Social isolation
  • Loss of interest in appearance

People with depression frequently lose interest in activities they usually enjoy. They constantly experience feelings like extreme sadness, self-loathing, despair, and guilt. As the depression deepens, your thoughts become increasingly distorted, so you only see the negative aspects of any situation.

Severe depression is so unbearable many people consider suicide the only solution. However, even when depression has brought you so low, the Aseda Suboxone and Wellness team can help you recover.

How is depression treated?

Treating depression typically involves addressing the underlying brain chemical imbalance and the problems triggering or worsening your condition.

The Aseda Suboxone and Wellness team offers expert talk therapies, including:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Aseda Suboxone and Wellness offers couples and family therapy, in addition to individual psychotherapy.

Another key treatment for depression is medication. Antidepressant medicines like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) boost levels of serotonin and other mood-enhancing neurotransmitters in your brain.

If you have additional problems like substance use disorder, you might benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This combines talk therapy with Suboxone®, a drug that eases the effects of opioid withdrawal.

Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness today or book an appointment online to find effective compassionate depression treatment.