Depression Treatment & Symptoms

Treatment For Depression In Orange County 

Here at A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic, we offer cutting-edge depression treatment. Our clinics serve residents of Orange County and surrounding areas. We use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat patients with persistent depressive disorder.

We are healthcare professionals with the ability to provide interpersonal therapy for mental health medical conditions. Each treatment plan that we create is individualized per patient and may include different types of therapies.

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What is depression?

Major depressive disorder is also known simply as depression. It is a mental health disorder that describes low mood in an individual for at least two weeks. Individuals struggling with depression may experience unhappiness and are unable to enjoy life in a variety of ways. This disorder is a serious matter and can progress to feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, and negative mentalities. Depression is often not a short-term condition, don’t delay if you believe you are experiencing symptoms. Some common symptoms of depression include:
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Lethargy
  • Psychosis
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Suicidal thoughts and more

If you or a family member experiences anxiety and depression, request an appointment now. A consultation appointment is the first step towards reducing depression symptoms.

Depression Screening

If you identify with any of the common depression symptoms, you may be experiencing or at-risk of developing severe depression. Here at A Better Way, we offer an online quiz to help you identify your symptoms. Our quiz is not a full replacement for a consultation appointment, where a healthcare professional would diagnose you in person. However, it is a great starting point for individuals who do not know where to begin on their treatment journey.

Or, fill out our convenient online form if you are ready to schedule a consultation. Consultations are a low pressure opportunity to discuss depression symptoms with a healthcare professional at A Better Way.

TMS therapy is effective in treating depression symptoms

A Better Way Psychiatry and TMS Clinic offers a treatment option for individuals struggling with mood disorders like depression. Using TMS, we target the regions of the brain that are responsible for mood and stimulate them. Stimulation tends to result in improved brain function and an overall improvement in depressive symptoms over the course of treatment. There are very few side effects of TMS. It is a great treatment option for individuals whose previous treatment options were unsuccessful. Patients who have tried support groups, talk therapy, electroconvulsive therapy (ect), and other options may have better success with TMS therapy. People with depression whose treatment-resistant depression symptoms are no longer manageable have options. Request a consultation to get more information to see if TMS is right for you.

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As a reminder if you feel like this is an emergency and can not wait please call the suicide hotline number in the U.S. 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). Use that same number and press “1” to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. If you have someone whose in  danger of suicide or has made a suicide attempt, make sure someone stays with that person. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.