Depression

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Antidepressant medications fail to help about 30% of patients diagnosed with depression. Whether or not you’ve tried medication, you can recover from depression with innovative therapies provided by the exceptional team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California. The extensively trained team offers evidence-based therapies that improve the psychological, biological, and social causes of depression. To learn more about effective treatment options, call the office today.

Depression Q & A

What symptoms develop due to depression?

Everyone goes through mood changes throughout their life, but depression has a deep impact on your energy and often affects your ability to participate in the normal activities you once enjoyed.

If you’re depressed, you’ll experience several of these symptoms for at least two weeks:

  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
  • Fatigue or lack of energy nearly every day
  • No interest in your usual activities or friends
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Difficulty sleeping or oversleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling restless
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

 

Depression develops from a combination of psychological, social, and biological factors. As a result, each person experiences a different range of symptoms.

What role does a comprehensive evaluation play in diagnosing depression? 

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic talk with you about your medical history and symptoms and perform a psychological assessment to evaluate your depression.

A comprehensive evaluation is important, not only to accurately diagnose depression, but also to diagnose other conditions that often accompany depression. For example, more than half of patients with depression also have anxiety.

The in-depth information obtained during your assessment also identifies your strengths and guides the best treatment plan for your individual needs.

What types of therapies help to improve the factors contributing to my depression?  

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic offers many types of therapies that help to improve all the factors contributing to your depression. While some patients need long-term treatment, up to 80% of those participating in the treatments at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic see improvements in 4-6 weeks after starting their therapy.

Your provider works closely with you to determine the best therapy, often combining multiple treatments for optimal results. These are a few examples of the therapies they use to relieve depression:

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback produces lasting changes in your brain’s imbalanced brain waves, boosting nerve activity in the brain areas associated with depression and anxiety.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback trains self-regulation, giving you the skills to control your body’s physiological responses associated with depression.

Light therapy

Light therapy improves cellular function and stimulates energy production, activities that can improve your mood.

Psychotherapy

The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic specializes in many therapeutic techniques that effectively help people with depression. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and problem-solving therapy are just a few examples of approaches that help people with depression.

Help is available for depression at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic. Call the office today to find out more.

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Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
366 S. California Avenue, Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-204-4779
Fax: 650-204-6502
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