Depression Specialist

Coleman Primary Care -  - Primary Care

Coleman Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Sterling, VA

If you suffer from depression, you need a compassionate provider who takes the time to understand the underlying causes and creates a holistic plan to get you feeling better. Linda Coleman, MD, and the team at Coleman Primary Care in Sterling, Virginia, offer comprehensive treatment for adults suffering from depression and other emotional disorders. For better mental and emotional health, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a disorder that affects your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. With depression, many people feel apathetic, hopelessness, and resigned to a poor outlook on their future. 

With depression you may experience: 

  • Excessive worry
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Concentration problems
  • Lack of interest in usual activities
  • Changes in mood and behavior
  • Poor appetite
  • Difficulty making decisions

Depression can impact every aspect of your life, including work, school, relationships, and physical health. About 50% of those with depression also suffer from anxiety. While these two conditions are similar in some symptoms and treatments, they aren’t the same thing.  

Depression may be a more severe state of anxiety, which can lead to serious complications if left untreated.

What are the risks associated with depression?

When you have depression, you’re at a higher risk for thoughts and behaviors that could lead to serious long-term complications, including:

  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Self-harm without intent to die
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Poor job performance
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Poor decision-making 
  • Participation in high-risk behaviors
  • Poor overall health 

Your provider at Coleman Primary Care takes the time to understand the underlying causes that may contribute to your feelings of depression.

What causes depression?

There may be many contributing factors to why you feel depressed or anxious. The providers at Coleman Primary Care strive to understand and treat the underlying physical causes that may be causing your depressive symptoms.  

Factors may include:

  • Unbalanced nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Menopause
  • Toxins
  • Stressful lifestyle or job 
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Medication side effects
  • Difficult life circumstances
  • Chronic illness, or poor overall health
  • Obesity
  • Recent loss or grief 
  • Traumatic event 

Understanding your specific underlying causes can help your provider create a personalized, holistic treatment plan that works best for you.

What treatment options are there for depression?

The team at Coleman Primary Care offers a variety of diagnostic and treatment services to help create a plan to improve your depression symptoms, including:

  • Hormone testing 
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Menopause support
  • Diet and nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplementation 
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Exercise programs
  • Weight loss programs
  • Stress management 
  • Medication therapy
  • Referrals to mental health professionals

The team at Coleman Primary Care is committed to helping you overcome your depression so you can get back to living your fullest life. 

For a consultation regarding your depression symptoms, call Coleman Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.