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Depression

   

Our extensively trained team offers evidence-based therapies that improve the psychological, biological, and social causes of depression.

Depression

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

Depression

Antidepressant medications fail to help about 30% of clients 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.

The clinic is now offering Telehealth to clients in Washington State, California, Texas, and Vermont!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

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.

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

ASSESSMENT

Neurofeedback

Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological assessments are an invaluable diagnostic tool for psychiatric, developmental, and neurocognitive conditions like ADHD, depression, autism, and dementia. The team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California.....

What Our Clients Say

Dr. Abbey Designed a neuro feedback, visual training for my son who has overall delays. Devin made exceptional progress as a 27 year old young adult. In comparison to therapy he had has for years there was significant changes in social skils, verbal skills, attention and coordination. It was like taking steps in cognitive skills...

Pamela J.

Submitted 09/22/20

I am a private psychologist who has referred many clients to Dr. Abbey's clinic for both assessment and treatment. Dr. Abbey and his staff members have all been extremely helpful and both my clients and their families have reported effective treatment and positive experiences. The assessments and treatment...

Psycologist A.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey and his colleagues are extremely passionate about their work and truly care about providing the highest quality services to their clients. He is very knowledgable and dedicated to providing comprehensive assessment services to children to enrich their lives. He provides treatments that are based upon current research...

Eric P.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey saved our family. This might sound like hyperbole, but it is true. At 5 years, my son was almost non-verbal, and diagnosed by Stanford as being on the Autistic spectrum, and rated 9/10 on the ADHD scale. No private school would take him. A Doctor at the CHADD conference recommend Dr. Abbey to us, and when he did a brain map...

Tina Y.

Submitted 08/26/20

I am not easy to impress when it comes to practitioners. I have been through 20 years of Lyme and mold illness and seen hundreds (literally) of practitioners. Rachael Little at Abbey has been my practitioner for LENS neurofeedback, and I love working with her. She's compassionate, bright, and has a variety of tools that she is well-versed...

Scott F.

Submitted 08/26/20

The clinic itself is fine. The building is in a convenient location on Cal Ave and there's usually parking. Wish they'd leave the bathroom door unlocked, tho. What I'm more interested in is recommending therapist Rachael Little to anyone hoping to feel better or at least know that someone out there cares. I ended up with Rachael mostly by luck...

Matt C.

Submitted 08/26/20

Dr. Abbey is dedicated to his clients and is truly an expert in his field. The time and attention he devotes to his clients is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you or your child need intervention for an attention or learning disorder. This is a well run clinic that focuses on the client and leverages the staff and Dr. Abbey's expertise...

Jamien S.

Submitted 08/05/20

Neurofeedback at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic has been life changing for my family. I have been shocked and delighted by the amazing progress my 6 year old son has made. My son had a mix of autistic, obsessive compulsive, defiant, hyperactive and inattentive symptoms that have melted away after neurofeedback...

Allison S.

Submitted 08/04/20
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