During COVID-19 pandemic, we offer in-person, telephone & virtual meetings 7 days a week.

Dr. Cassidy Blair, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist | PSY 22022

Dr. Cassidy Blair, Psy.D.

DEPRESSION

 

Definition

 

Depression, also called Major Depressive Disorder or Clinical Depression, is a significant mood disorder that is, unfortunately, relatively common. The effects of depression are a variety of symptoms affecting how one thinks, personal emotions, and how one reacts to and performs activities, working, and even eating and sleeping. For the diagnosis of depression to be relevant, symptoms must have been demonstrated for at least two weeks.

 

There are several forms that the depressive disorder may take arising from particular circumstances:

 

  • The Persistent Depressive Disorder is also called “Dysthymia.” It is a state of depression that persists for at least two years. The person demonstrating this disorder can have intermittent periods of major depression along with times of symptoms that are less severe. But, the critical element is that this condition persists for at least two years.

  • The Perinatal Depression which typically follows childbirth. Thus, it is also called the “baby blues.” It is a generally mild depressive condition combined with anxiety that typically arises in women in about two weeks following childbirth. This is called Postpartum Depression. The symptoms of this form of depression may also be experienced before childbirth. The symptoms are anxiety, feelings of sadness and exhaustion. Often this depression adversely affects the ability of the new mother to carry out her child caring duties an also appropriately caring for herself.

  • The Psychotic Depression is a severe depression which is accompanied by forms of psychosis, such as delusions and/or hallucinations. These symptoms may also be accompanied by various forms of delusions relating to poverty, responsibility, or guilt.

  • The Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is a reaction to conditions, such as sunlight, cloudiness, or the length of daylight. Further, as the word “seasonal” suggests, this condition differs based on the season of the year. In the autumn and winter, it comes on and often worsens, but it is alleviated and even may vanish in the spring and summer. Known also as Winter Depression, SAD symptoms may be withdrawal from social activities, gains in weight, and a desire for sleeping more and longer. These symptoms recur each year with the coming of the winter

  • The Bipolar Disorder is a distinctive form of depression and a disorder of its own, but those suffering from the bipolar disorder experience moods which are the same as those of depressive disorder. The significant element of the bipolar disorder is the fact that they can also experience periods of mania, elation, and “highs” in which he or she may be manic, irritable, or euphoria.

 

 

There are also less common forms of depression, such as disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, which occurs in children and adolescents, and the premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)

 

 

Next: Signs and Symptoms of Depressive Disorders.

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Depression Treatment

Depression is extremely common and reportedly affects 10% of all Americans, or about 33 million people. According to Healthline, depression is most prevalent in adults aged 45 to 64 and among unemployed or recently divorced people.

Expert Treatment for Depression in Beverly Hills

Higher rates of depression are often accompanied by high rates of obesity, heart disease, stroke, sleep disorders, lack of education, and reduced access to medical insurance or care. Thankfully, depression is a treatable condition with therapy and counseling.

Treatment for depression with Dr. Blair, your psychologist in Beverly Hills, may include combinations of therapies:

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Psychodynamic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

FOUR OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE

with symptoms of clinical depression are not receiving any specific treatment for depression.

To help you recognize the signs of clinical depression, the National Institute of Mental Health has provided a list of common symptoms:

Other Service

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Food Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Social Media Addiction
Group 13247

Office Hours

Mon - Fri :
7 am - 11 pm

Sat - Sun :
9 am - 10 pm

Get Help With Your Depression

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, a licensed therapist can help. Dr. Blair’s unique approach to depression treatment can help you overcome your symptoms without solely relying on antidepressant medications so you can enjoy your relationships and all that life has to offer again.
If you are in need of therapy for depression in Beverly Hills, call us at 310.999.4996. We welcome patients from all over the Greater Los Angeles area and look forward to helping you.

Our Core Values

Discover effective solutions for addiction at Blair Wellness Group today. Call us at 310.999.4996 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and close-by areas. We offer evening and weekend appointments for our concierge patients and all patients upon request.

Reliable

At Blair Wellness Group, we are here to meet your clinical needs at any time.

Dedicated Support

We support our clients to reach their goals and objectives through maintaining an adaptive lifestyle.

Experience

With more than 15 years of experience in providing psychological services, we are confident in our expertise.

Professional Team Support

We are dedicated to our client’s wellbeing. Our team has the extensive training to provide quality care for all of our clients.

Looking For a Local Psychologist?

We offer evening and weekend appointments for our concierge patients and all patients upon request. Call us today at 310-999-4996 to discuss how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome addiction,
depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and other disorders.

Font Resize
Scroll to Top
In-person, Teletherapy, Online, and Telepsych Available 7 days a week.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Cassidy Blair and team of professionals are available to provide a variety of psychological services, therapy, and Concierge treatment during weekdays, evenings, and on weekends.