Depression Buckhead Psychiatrist

A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life.

Recession and Depression

Today’s economy has created more stress on people – all around us, friends are losing their homes to foreclosure, coworkers are being laid off (or maybe you have been laid off) and our personal debts are mounting. With all this anxiety, depression can creep in before someone is even aware of it. Buckhead psychiatrist Dr. Darvin Hege has been noticing an increase in people seeking relief from depression in his Atlanta, GA practice.

The Buckhead psychiatrist says:

“Symptoms of depression are what you feel, experience and anguish about.” These symptoms include the following:

  • Sad, depressed, empty, or irritable mood most of the day, nearly every day.
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most usually enjoyable activities nearly every day.
  • Decreased or increased appetite most everyday, often with significant weight loss or gain.
  • Insomnia or sleeping too much, especially wanting to sleep a lot of the daytime.
  • Increased or slowed thinking and physical movement nearly every day.
  • Fatigue or low energy nearly every day.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or haunted with guilt most days.
  • Reduced ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions most days.
  • Recurring thoughts of death, or suicidal ideas, or planning or attempting suicide.

Money worries increase stress levels and can lead to depression, or more extremely, to thoughts of self-harm or suicide. It can seem especially hard to keep from thinking about our own or a loved ones problems when someone works each day in a business district, such as the Buckhead area of Atlanta near Dr. Hege’s Buckhead practice. The office buildings and company names may make it feel as if there are reminders of financial troubles on every corner.

Depression can be disabling for the sufferer, but there is hope. This condition can be treated in many different ways through medication and therapy. Medications are the most common and/or referral to a therapist in his network for talk therapy. In his more than 28 years of experience as a Buckhead psychiatrist , Dr. Hege has worked with thousands of patients and says, “Most of our patients start improving the first day with medication targeting anxiety and/or insomnia.”

Buckhead Atlanta Evening and Weekend Psychiatrist

Dr. Hege offers evening and weekend office hours at his Buckhead psychiatrist office so that sufferers of depression can quickly get the treatment they’ve been seeking. “I welcome the opportunity to help the patients in my Buckhead practice,” he says. And, as far as the economy goes, keep in mind that the economy goes in cycles, which means that each day that is spent in this recession is another day closer to the return of fruitful economic times.

Looking For A Psychiatrist Near Buckhead? Then call Dr. Hege today at 770-458-0007