Depression and Trauma
What is Depression and PTSD?
- Depression can feel like low energy, motivation, and interest. It is a sad or depressed mood and can present as irritability and sensitive and tearful episodes. Suicidal thoughts may be present.
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) occurs when one has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event(s). It can present as invasive memories, dreams, and flashbacks. Sounds, smell, texture, and sights that remind one of the traumatic events may trigger these unpleasant memories and affect the mood. There may be episodes of anxiety and panic.
What are treatments for depression and PTSD?
- Medications are available to help lessen the symptoms of depression and PTSD. These medications can improve your mood, energy, sleep, and appetite.
- Counseling/therapy: helps to get to the root of the situational depression and challenge those negative beliefs one holds about him/herself. Counseling helps process traumatic life effects in order to move forward.
What to expect:
Video conference your provider through a secure platform in the comfort of your location.
Access to your provider through secure messaging.
Fill out forms online.
Receive email and/or text reminders.
Request for a superbill if you would like to claim out-of-network benefits with your insurance.
Available in: New Hampshire, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.
Controlled substances will not be prescribed.