Adult Psychiatry, ADHD Specialist & Telehealth Psychiatric Services located in Northern Suburbs of Buffalo, Williamsville and Buffalo, NY

Depression services offered in Northern Suburbs of Buffalo, Williamsville and Buffalo, NY

Depression can be a challenging condition to navigate without the right tools to help manage symptoms, such as persistent sadness and a loss of interest in once-loved activities. At Resilient Psychiatry in Buffalo, New York, and the Northern Suburbs of Buffalo neighborhood of Williamsville, New York, Maureen Conway, PMHNP, offers personalized, integrative, and compassionate care to help manage depression and improve each patient’s quality of life. Call today to schedule an appointment or request one online now. Telehealth visits are available.

Depression Q&A

What does it mean to be clinically depressed?

Depression is a mental health condition that affects thoughts, feelings, and actions. It can cause emotional, mental, and physical symptoms that interfere with personal and professional life. 

The condition can range from mild to severe and affects people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. Seeking professional help for depression is essential to receiving an accurate diagnosis and developing an effective treatment plan.

The signs of depression can be subtle at first, which can lead to a delayed diagnosis and treatment. The sooner you or a loved one seeks professional care, the better the chances of managing symptoms and improving your quality of life.


What are some signs and symptoms of depression? 

Symptoms of depression may include any combination of the following:

  • Persistent sadness or hopelessness
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Insomnia and oversleeping
  • Thoughts of suicide

Depression symptoms can vary and present differently from person to person. Understanding early warning signs ensures you can get the quality care you need and deserve.


What causes depression? 

A complex mental health concern with no single cause, depression affects everyone differently and can happen to anyone. 

While many people experience depression at some point in life, underlying factors can increase the risk, such as:

  • Family history of depression
  • Brain chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions (diabetes, thyroid disorders, and more)
  • Other mental health conditions like bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Injury
  • Trauma
  • Loss

Environmental factors, such as trauma, stress, divorce, job loss, unemployment, or other type of loss, can also trigger depression.


What are some treatments for depression?

Maureen Conway of Resilient Psychiatry always takes a patient-centered approach to care that usually involves a combination of treatments. She focuses on integrative therapies and can collaborate with other mental health providers to ensure you receive the quality care you need. 

Standard treatments for depression typically include:

  • Medication
  • Counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Diet changes

Maureen works with patients to identify the root causes of depression, provides an integrative and multi-disciplinary approach to care, and tailors treatment plans best suited to your unique needs and goals.

Call today to schedule a visit or request an appointment online to receive the professional and compassionate care you deserve.