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Depression Symptoms: Unveiling the Silent Pain

Depression is more than just feeling down. It’s a serious mental health condition that can impact every aspect of your life. At the Primary Care Centers of Texas, we aim to shed light on the often silent pain of depression, to raise awareness and to provide support and treatment for those suffering from this condition.

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Understanding Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities, and a range of physical and mental problems. It affects people of all ages and, if left untreated, can lead to serious health complications.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Symptoms of depression can vary greatly from person to person and can change over time. However, some common signs include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Feeling hopeless or pessimistic
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Fatigue or decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

When to Seek Help

If you’re experiencing some symptoms and they’ve been present for more than two weeks, it’s important to seek help. Depression isn’t a sign of weakness and you shouldn’t have to struggle alone.

Depression Treatment at Primary Care Centers of Texas

At Primary Care Centers of Texas, we offer compassionate and comprehensive treatment for depression. Our approach includes medication management, counseling, lifestyle changes, and other therapies as needed.

Remember, with the right treatment, most people with depression see significant improvements in their symptoms and quality of life.

Primary Care Centers of Texas is conveniently located in Katy, Texas. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or if you’re worried about a loved one, contact us at (832) 695-9400 or at [email protected]. You can also visit us at 1259 FM 1463, Suite 400 Katy, TX 77494 from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Saturday. Let us help you navigate your journey to better mental health.

Ranga Kattegummula, MD

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Ranga Kattegummula, MD

Dr. Ranga Kattegummula is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been providing comprehensive medical care to his patients for more than two decades. He is an ardent believer of an integrated approach to health and wellness; furthermore, Dr. Kattegummula believes in proactively managing one’s wellbeing, not just preventing or treating an illness.

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