You Don't Have to Deal With Depression Alone

Depression is suffocating, numbing, and isolating. Unfortunately, it isn’t something you can “just snap out of,” despite what people may say. Though you may feel alone, know that there are others who also have depression. 

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that depression affects nearly 20 million American adults. And it isn’t just adults who can be affected; depression can affect anyone at any age. In Florida alone, 13-28% of adolescents have reported feeling symptoms of depression.

But you aren’t alone. At Florida Compassionate Care Centers in Volusia County, Ormond Beach, Florida, we’re here to help. We understand the effects of depression and the impact it can have on your life.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression symptoms can manifest in various ways and last for more than two weeks. It’s especially worrying when these symptoms disrupt your daily life and cause problems in school, work, and personal relationships. Common symptoms include:

 

Getting diagnosed with depression.

Unlike other ailments, depression can’t be diagnosed with imaging scans or blood tests. Instead, doctors routinely ask patients questions regarding their routine, daily moods, and lifestyle habits. If there are any responses that are concerning, the patient will receive a more comprehensive evaluation. However, the doctor may still run lab tests to rule out any medical causes that may trigger depression or anxiety.

Treating depression.

Depression can be treated with medication, psychotherapy, lifestyle change, or a combination of the three.

In Florida, medical marijuana can be legally used for certain health conditions, with more than 300,000 Floridians qualifying to receive the medical marijuana card.

At Florida Compassionate Care Centers, our team can prescribe medical marijuana for the treatment of a variety of health conditions, including depression and anxiety.

To learn more about the use of medical marijuana for depression and anxiety, contact us today to book an appointment.

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