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Do You Feel Depressed?

Imagine freeing yourself from the recurring feelings that go beyond normal sadness.

You can, because PTI is here to help guide you.

Don’t fight alone. The first step in treating depression is recognizing the symptoms. If you’re concerned that you or your loved one has depression call (225) 751-5412 or fill out the form to make an appointment with PTI today.

Symptoms of Depression Include:

  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Constant sadness
  • Irritable or depressed mood
  • Change in eating habits
  • Feeling angry
  • Feeling worthless or restless
  • Social withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Loss of energy
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

At PTI, our in-house treatment team has the capabilities to help you live a more balanced life. We assess your symptoms and educate you on your condition as well as the treatments available for you. Before starting any treatment we will guide you through the treatment process, provide support resources for your treatment, and listen and work with you towards reaching positive outcomes.

Common Causes of Depression:

  • Trauma, especially at an early age
  • Genetics and having a family history of mental illness
  • The absence of natural and acquired coping strategies
  • Life situations such as struggling relationships or finances
  • SAD = seasonal affective disorder
  • Medical conditions such as thyroid disease, ADHD, sleep disturbances, and chronic pain
  • Diets high in sugar

Depression Statistics:

  • 1 in 12 Americans age 12 and older suffer from depression
  • The groups most likely to experience depression are people between ages 40-59, those who live at the poverty line, and women
  • People who live at or below the poverty line experience depression 2.5 times more than those who live above it
  • 43% of people with severe depression have difficulties performing everyday activities
  • Only 1 in 3 people who have symptoms speak to a medical professional
  • For people who do not seek treatment, mortality and suicide rates are especially high

“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”

~ Mario Fernandez

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