Family Medicine & Mental Health located in Orange County, Middletown, NY

Depression services in Orange County, Middletown, NY

If you’re tired of feeling blue and need relief, see the experts at Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC in Middletown, New York. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Albalira Gibson-Borrelli, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and her team offer numerous depression treatments for patients aged 12 and older to improve their mood, emotions, and overall quality of life. Call the Orange County office or request an appointment online today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health challenge that affects your mood. It’s characterized by severe sadness that often lingers. Everyone feels sad now and then, but depression can be life-altering and negatively affect your life in many ways when not addressed. See the experts at Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC at the first sign of a problem.

Which symptoms can depression cause?

Depression can cause the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Extreme or ongoing sadness
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Social isolation
  • Feeling hopeless or worthless
  • Fatigue
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Substance misuse

If your symptoms are severe or don’t subside, depression treatments can help you live a happier, fulfilling life. Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC even provides solutions for treatment-resistant depression that hasn’t responded to traditional options.

What can cause depression?

The exact cause of depression isn’t always known. It may stem from brain chemistry changes, genetics, or challenging life situations — such as losing a loved one, divorce, job loss, breakups, or chronic medical conditions. 

Past trauma is another risk factor for depression. Other mental health disorders, including anxiety, substance misuse, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism, are often linked to depression.

How does my provider know if I have depression?

To diagnose depression, your Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC provider reviews your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. They complete a psychiatric evaluation by asking questions about your thoughts and emotions. 

How is depression treated?

Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC offers numerous treatments for depression. Your specialist may recommend one or more of the following options:

  • Stress reduction
  • Regular exercise
  • Other healthy lifestyle changes
  • Therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Spravato® esketamine nasal spray
  • Ketamine infusions

You may need more than one type of treatment to find the most relief. Your provider tailors each treatment to your specific needs and alters your plan whenever necessary.

Call the Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC office with any concerns or questions you may have throughout your treatment.

Request a depression evaluation at Horizons Wellness Family Health NP PLLC by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.