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Depression Specialist

Balanced Mental Wellness

Psychiatric Mental Health Care located in Englewood, CO

Depression can strip the pleasure and happiness from life, leaving you feeling desperate and alone. If you’re experiencing depression, you can find the help you need at Balanced Mental Wellness in Englewood, Colorado. Chelsie Monroe, PMHNP-BC, Sarah Stalder, PMHNP-BC, and the team provide a range of therapies to treat depression, including cutting-edge ketamine therapy. Many individuals who’ve experienced “treatment-resistant depression” have tried numerous medications and treatment options. Ketamine Therapy offer a new approach by helping you come home to yourself and to see your depression from a variety of perspectives. To learn more, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health condition that causes intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and self-loathing. It distorts the view of yourself and the world around you and denies you the simple joys of living.

Clinical depression (also known as major depressive disorder) is nothing like having a day where you feel down or out of sorts. Everyone experiences times when they’re sad or unhappy, but with depression, the feelings take over your life and are impossible to shift.

Without treatment, depression can cause a downward spiral into such extreme misery that suicide seems like the only option. Tragically, many lives are lost to depression every year across the United States, but with expert help from professionals like the Balanced Mental Wellness team, you can recover from depression.

What causes depression?

Pinning down the exact cause of depression isn't easy. It can be due to a brain chemical imbalance, life experience, stress, other health problems, genetics, or a complex combination of these factors. 

Sometimes there's a trigger for depression, such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, serious health condition, or loss of your job. Or there might be an unresolved trauma in your past that's affecting your thought processes in the present. 

In some cases, there doesn't seem to be any identifiable cause for depression, and it can even affect you at what should be happy times, such as getting married or earning a promotion.

How is depression treated?

The Balanced Mental Wellness approach to treating depression focuses on finding the root cause of your condition. By addressing the cause, the team can even help those with treatment-resistant depression.

Uncovering what lies beneath your depression can help to free you from its grip. At Balanced Mental Wellness, the team uses a variety of counseling techniques to get to the root of the problem, along with behavioral therapies to help you manage your day-to-day life.

You can also benefit greatly from improving your general health through diet and exercise, quitting bad habits like smoking, and finding ways to manage stress. The Balanced Mental Wellness team can help with those too.

Using these integrative psychiatry techniques, you can overcome severe depression and suicidal thoughts, even though you might find it hard to believe when you’re in a state of depression.

Do I need medication for my depression?

Medication is most effective in combination with counseling and other treatments.

Antidepressants can rebalance your brain chemistry, which can be immensely helpful for some people. There are various types of antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). 

Balanced Mental Wellness also offers expert ketamine therapy, an exciting new approach to treating depression. 

To find out more about effective ways to treat depression or to schedule a consultation, call Balanced Mental Wellness today, or book an appointment online.