Depression is a common problem in senior adults that often goes untreated but depression is not a normal part of aging! Depression is an illness of the body, mind, and thought that can be treated.
Thoughts and feelings of someone who is experiencing depressive symptoms can include:
- persistent sadness
- feelings of hopelessness
- feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- nervousness, restlessness or irritability
- tiredness and fatigue
- not enjoying things that you used to
It can affect the body by:
- sleeping more or less than usual
- changing appetite
- eating more or less than usual
- stomach aches
- chronic pain
Depression can be a family trait, it can be triggered by life events, or it can come as a consequence of other diseases such as a stroke, heart attack, diabetes, cancer, or thyroid imbalance.
Treatment must begin with a thorough evaluation to understand the cause. Medications and counseling can both be helpful alone or together to restore well being and satisfaction with life.
SASH offers Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy. We are proud to be the first center in Central Texas to offer this ground breaking new therapy to those that suffer from Depression that has not responded to other treatment. Our Center is Texas TMS Center visit our website at – Texas TMS Center at SASH