Depression

Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatry & Therapy Services located in Burlington, NC & Guilford College Area, Greensboro, NC

Depression is a serious mental health disorder that alters the thoughts, feelings, and behavior of more than 17 million adults every year. Spencer Simon, PA-C, and the team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services provide a multifaceted, holistic approach to treating depression in children, teens, and adults at their locations in Burlington and Greensboro, North Carolina. They also offer innovative options for treatment-resistant depression, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy and two different ketamine treatments. To find a depression treatment that works for you, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or going through a rough patch. Also called major depressive disorder, this serious condition changes the way you think, feel, and act. 

Without treatment, depression can have a devastating effect — not only on those who suffer from it, but also their families. 

If you or a loved one experiences depression, the compassionate team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services offers evidence-based treatments to help you live a happier, healthier life.  

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression involves an array of symptoms that influence your ability to function in daily life for more than two weeks. Symptoms vary from person to person, but often include:

  • Decreased energy
  • Reduced or lack of interest in hobbies 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feelings of guilt or hopelessness
  • Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping too much or not enough)
  • Unexplained changes in appetite and weight
  • Physical aches and pains, such as headache
  • Suicidal thoughts

At its worst, depression can make it seem like life isn’t worth living. If you’re thinking about suicide, go to the nearest emergency room or call the suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 right away.

How is depression diagnosed and treated?

The team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services takes a holistic, multifaceted approach to manage depression and other disorders. 

They carefully consider the physical, emotional, and spiritual factors that influence your mental health. This may include neurodiagnostic testing to determine whether another condition is causing your depressive symptoms.

The expert providers at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services use evidence-based treatments for depression, including:

Medication management

Medication plays an important role in the individualized treatment plan of many people who suffer from depression. The team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services uses psychotropic biotechnology testing to determine how your body will respond to certain medications, such as antidepressants. 

Psychotherapy

The therapists at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services treat depression with a variety of psychotherapy approaches, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Trauma-focused therapy

Other therapies

Sometimes, medication and psychotherapy don’t provide sufficient relief from depression. In these cases, your provider may recommend another treatment, such as:

Psychotherapy is a helpful tool for people with a wide range of mental health conditions, as well as for those without a diagnosis. Spencer Simon, PA-C, and the team at Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services provide an array of effective psychotherapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapy, at their locations in Burlington and Greensboro, North Carolina. For individualized psychotherapy tailored to your needs, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today. 

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy
  • Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES)
  • Ketamine infusion therapy or Spravato™ nasal spray

For a multifaceted approach to managing depression, call Beautiful Mind Behavioral Health Services, or book an appointment online today.