If ongoing sadness consumes you and makes daily tasks feel unbearable, see the experts at Expedient Medical, PLLC, in Williamsville, New York. Board-eligible internal medicine physician Sarwat Khawar, MD, and his dedicated staff diagnose and treat debilitating depression to maximize your mental health and well-being. Call the Expedient Medical, PLLC, office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking tool today.
Depression is a mental health challenge that affects your mood, causing ongoing or extreme sadness. Depression may accompany anxiety (feelings of fear), bipolar disorder (depression cycled with excitability), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other common mental health conditions.
See the specialists at Expedient Medical, PLLC, at the first sign of depression to restore mental balance and your quality of life.
The hallmark symptoms of depression include:
Depression might negatively impact relationships with family and friends, your job, and other aspects of your daily life. Getting treated for depression helps you enjoy life to its fullest.
While the cause of depression isn’t always clear, common risk factors include:
Having anxiety, PTSD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or another mental health challenge may also increase your risk of developing depression.
To find out if you have depression, Dr. Khawar asks about your lifestyle, physical and mental health histories, medications, and symptoms. He weighs you, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam if needed.
During a psychiatric evaluation, he reviews your behaviors, thoughts, mood, emotions, and more before personalizing your treatment plan.
The most common treatments for depression include making healthy lifestyle changes, taking medications, and undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy). You might be a candidate for one or more treatments for depression and additional mental health conditions.
Dr. Khawar follows up with you periodically to ensure your depression treatment works effectively and makes changes if necessary.
If you have an underlying health condition, such as a chronic disease, he helps you manage it to minimize symptoms and the risk of complications.
To find relief from depression, schedule an evaluation at Expedient Medical, PLLC, by phone or online today.