CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.

We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.

Major Depression

Major Depressive Disorder affects approximately 16.2 million adults in the United States, or about 7% of U.S. adults (National Institute of Mental Health; NIMH). Rates are nearly twice as high in females (8.5%) as compared to males (4.8%). A total of 12.8% of the adolescent population ages 12-17 will experience a major depressive episode (NIMH). A major depressive episode can include a number of symptoms including: depressed mood (feeling sad/helpless/hopeless), diminished interest or pleasure in activities, significant weight loss or weight gain, insomnia (inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (an increased need for sleep), increased or decreased motor agitation, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, poor concentration or indecisiveness, and/or recurrent thoughts of death. Suicide is 20 times more common in people who are experiencing major depression. Treatment with safety prevention plans and screeners are critical to prevent suicide in people experiencing a major depressive episode. Many individuals with depression often experienced a decreased ability to have positive or rewarding experiences. This has been well established in fMRI studies in the midbrain, striatum, and frontal cortex abnormalities are linked with depression as well as abnormalities in reward circuits involved with dopamine (Soleimani et al., 2011). Evidenced based treatments such as CBT psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy (Soleimani et al., 2011), and EEG neurofeedback (Linden, 2014), or a combination of all 3 have been found to be beneficial in the treatment and remediation of symptoms. The Serin Center can include all of the recommended treatments as part of our integrative care model to effectively treat major depression and help patients get their lives back on the right track.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Major Depression. Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/major-depression.shtml

Soleimani, L., Lapidus, K. A. B., & Iosifescu, D. V. (2011). Diagnosis and treatment of major depressive disorder. Neurologic Clinics, 29(1), 177-193. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ncl.2010.10.010

Linden, D. E. J. (2014). Neurofeedback and networks of depression. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 16(1), 103-12.

What We Don’t Treat

We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.

ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)

Source: National Resource Center on ADHD

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