About Depression Treatment Texas


Receiving depression treatment in Texas is now easier with the use of mental health services over the internet. Depression treatment consists of understanding your depression and then identifying the most appropriate treatment technique to decrease your symptoms. Traditional therapies that were previously used in an office setting, can now be used over the internet with the same success rate. When attending a therapy session with Mindset Therapy, PLLC, you will connect via a secure link while using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Sessions are face-to-face over video conferencing which allows for a personalized experience with your therapist in a location most convenient for you. By attending your appointment over the internet, you remove obstacles such as travel time to the appointment, lack of quality care in your community, and the stigma of being seen at the therapist’s office. Sessions over the internet also give you the most flexibility in attending your appointment. When treating depression over the internet, you choose the time and location most comfortable for you.


Depression Symptoms

Depressive disorders among Americans are common; however, many people do not recognize that what they are experiencing could be a depression. Depression presents in a variety of ways, and it is possible to be diagnosed with a depressive disorder without experiencing depressed mood. To be diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder, you must be experiencing either depressed mood and/or loss of interest in pleasurable activities over a 2-week period. In addition to the depressed mood and/or loss of interest in pleasurable activities, other symptoms that would suggest a depressive disorder includes: weight loss or weight gain, increase or decrease in appetite, slowing down of thoughts or movements noticeable by others, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, feelings of guilt and/or worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts. A depressive state can last the minimum 2 weeks, or many years. In addition to the Major Depressive Disorder, there is also another form of depression which has symptoms that must be present for more days than not, over a 2 year period. This form of depression is Persistent Depressive Disorder and the symptoms appear very similar to a Major Depressive Disorder but can also include low self-esteem. Assessment by a qualified professional is required to differentiate what type of depression you are experiencing. However, it is important to understand the symptoms to be on the lookoutfor so you can discuss it with your therapist.


How To Recover From Depression

Depressive disorders among Americans are common; however, many people do not recognize that what they are experiencing could be a depression. Depression presents in a variety of ways, and it is possible to be diagnosed with a depressive disorder without experiencing depressed mood. To be diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder, you must be experiencing either depressed mood and/or loss of interest in pleasurable activities over a 2-week period. In addition to the depressed mood and/or loss of interest in pleasurable activities, other symptoms that would suggest a depressive disorder includes: weight loss or weight gain, increase or decrease in appetite, slowing down of thoughts or movements noticeable by others, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, feelings of guilt and/or worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts. A depressive state can last the minimum 2 weeks, or many years. In addition to the Major Depressive Disorder, there is also another form of depression which has symptoms that must be present for more days than not, over a 2 year period. This form of depression is Persistent Depressive Disorder and the symptoms appear very similar to a Major Depressive Disorder but can also include low self-esteem. Assessment by a qualified professional is required to differentiate what type of depression you are experiencing. However, it is important to understand the symptoms to be on the lookoutfor so you can discuss it with your therapist.


Depression Treatment Process

When making changes on your own is not enough to reduce your depression, seeking help from a professional can be successful. The depression treatment process includes meeting with your therapist to learn more about your depression. Your therapist will ask you want symptoms you are experiencing and how long they have been present for. Prior to your appointment with your therapist, it might be helpful to ask your friends and family what they have noticed in case you were not aware of all your symptoms. However, if you do not feel comfortable asking others then you can work with your therapist on identifying the symptoms. Your therapist will also want to know what brought you to treatment. People come to treatment for different reasons and understanding your reason for starting treatment will be helpful in developing your treatment plan. After the information is gathered, you and your therapist will work together to develop a treatment plan. The treatment plan is specific to you and will be developed in collaboration with your therapist. Your therapist is the expert on the diagnosis and treatments, but you are the expert on the symptoms and how they affect your life. By working together, you and your therapist will have a plan in place to target your depressive symptoms so that you can see improvements. Based on your symptoms and the goals in your treatment plan, you and your therapist will discuss the most appropriate treatment options.


Depression Treatment Texas

Why Choose Us?

Depression is overwhelming and can be debilitating. When depressed, doing everyday tasks becomes more difficult and it is hard to fit in treatment to better yourself. However, the longer your depression goes untreated, the more it will affect your life. When you choose Mindset Therapy, PLLC as your treatment choice for your depression, stressors that have prevented you from receiving treatment before are removed. The sessions are conducted over the internet from a location of your choice. You will attend your appointment via your computer, smartphone, or tablet via face-to-face video teleconferencing. This saves you travel time to/from the appointment, removes the need to find childcare while you go to your appointment, and decreases a stigma of being seen at the therapist’s office. Traditional therapies in an office have been found to be equal in creating change when compared to telepsychology services such as those provided by Mindset Therapy. Mindset Therapy fits with your life, making the treatment process more accessible. As the world becomes more digital and services come to you, choose Mindset Therapy as your therapy choice.