Depression Specialist

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center

Child and Adult Psychiatric Care & Interventional Psychiatry located in Hamden, CT & Woodbridge, CT

Depression is the most common mental health condition in the United States. It’s estimated that more than 19 million children, teens, and adults experience a depressive episode at some point during their life. At Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center, triple board-certified psychiatrist David Aversa, MD, MPH, and the mental health professionals offer state-of-the-art treatments for depression to alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Hamden or Woodbridge, Connecticut, or use the online booking tool today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression, also called clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and behave. It’s one of the most common mental health conditions in the United States and affects children, adolescents, and adults.

There are varying types of depression that develop under certain circumstances or triggers, including:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Persistent depressive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of depression and offers many innovative therapies to improve mood, even for those with treatment-resistant depression. 

What are depression symptoms?

Depression symptoms vary in type and severity. Common symptoms that may indicate you’re suffering from the mood disorder include:

  • Disinterest in activities that you enjoy
  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sleeping too much
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Aches and pain from unknown causes

To be diagnosed with depression, you must experience some of these symptoms daily for two or more weeks. If you’re feeling down and need help, contact Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center today. 

How is depression treated?

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center develops individualized treatment plans for depression based on the severity of your symptoms and depression type. The mental health professionals at the child and adult psychiatric care practice offer a number of treatment options, including psychotherapy, medication, and interventional psychiatry treatments.

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center also offers genetic assessments for those having a hard time finding the right antidepressant to alleviate symptoms. 

What are interventional psychiatry treatments for depression?

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center is dedicated to providing patients with state-of-the-art treatment options and offers many innovative interventional psychiatry treatments for depression. 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS is a noninvasive treatment for depression that uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate the areas of the brain affected by your depression. Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center uses the NeuroStar TMS Therapy® system, as well as BrainsWay® Deep TMS therapy. 

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center only recommends TMS to patients suffering from treatment-resistant major depression.  

Ketamine therapy

Ketamine therapy is a safe and effective treatment for severe or chronic depression. Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center offers ketamine infusion, as well as Spravato™, a ketamine nasal spray treatment for depression.  

Quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) brain mapping with neurofeedback

QEEG brain mapping with neurofeedback is a treatment that uses real-time brain activity to assess and adapt treatment to alleviate depression symptoms.

Connecticut Psychiatric & Wellness Center offers many innovative and effective treatments for depression. Call the office or book an appointment online to get help now.