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Depression Treatment in Fort Myers, FL

Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates offers Depression Treatment in Fort Myers, FL. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of depression including psychotherapy & medication. We are a private, state-of-the-art practice that features the best depression treatment in Fort Myers, Florida.

Depression usually starts with a physical exam and lab tests to rule out other conditions. If no other cause is found, a psychiatric evaluation is done. This usually includes a discussion of your symptoms and family history. You may also be asked to complete a questionnaire.

The type of treatment you need depends on how severe your depression is. For milder cases, self-care measures such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and counseling may be all that is required.

For moderate to severe depression, medication, psychotherapy, or both may be recommended. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is another option for people who don’t respond to other treatments.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Feeling sadness or unhappiness for long periods of time
  • Getting aggravated over trivial things
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities
  • Decreased libido
  • Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep
  • Changes in appetite – depression can cause decreased appetite and weight loss, but in some people it causes increased cravings for food and weight gain. Emotional eating is also common.
  • Restless behavior like pacing, hand-wringing or an inability to sit still
  • Experiencing angry outbursts
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Indecisiveness, distractibility and difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue and loss of energy – even small

Best Depression Treatment Center Fort Myers, Florida

If you have symptoms of depression in Fort Myers, FL that last for more than two weeks and are not visibly improving, and all physical illnesses have been ruled out, you should seek the care of mental healthcare professional. While there are no tests for depression per se, an extensive psychiatric examination can determine this diagnosis.

Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates is the largest and most comprehensive mental health care provider in Southwest Florida. At Gulfcoast Psychiatric Associates, our team of experts offers comprehensive depression treatment for patients in Fort Myers, Florida area.

Our compassionate and highly skilled staff provides integrated mental health and the most effective treatments for depression. Our depression treatment options include psychotherapy (counseling) and medication. The type of treatment modality will be determined after the psychiatric assessment.

Depression Treatment in Fort Myers, FL

Office Hours

Monday 8AM-5PM
Tuesday 8AM-5PM
Wednesday 8AM-5PM
Thursday 8AM-5PM
Friday 8AM-5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Office Contact

(239) 549-5224
6150 Diamond Centre Court
Building 501
Fort Myers, FL 33912
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