Depression Specialist

Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice

Psychiatry & TMS located in New Windsor, NY & Albany, NY

Depression affects over 16 million Americans and is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States today. If you are living under the dark cloud of depression, contact Mitchell Cabisudo, MD, and the team of expert mental health care professionals at Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice in New Windsor and Albany, New York today. Dr. Cabisudo and his team provide highly customized treatments to relieve your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call or make an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a widespread mental health illness that causes feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Your negative thoughts and feelings can severely impact your behaviors and your quality of life. Fortunately, Dr. Cabisudo and the team at Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice offer expert diagnosis and compassionate, customized treatments to restore your health and quality of life.

What are the signs of depression?

Depression causes a wide range of symptoms that can range in severity. Also, you may experience different symptoms than other patients, even if you’re in the same family.

Some of the common signs of depression include:

  • A sad, depressed mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and guilt
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Poor concentration
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If you’re concerned about depression, make an appointment at Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice. If you’re having thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or death, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room for immediate help.

How is depression treated?

Dr. Cabisudo and his team begin with a comprehensive assessment of your symptoms, health, and lifestyle. In addition to a detailed conversation, he checks for signs of other health problems such as thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalances that could contribute to your symptoms.

After your diagnosis, your team works with you to implement a customized treatment plan to improve your mental and physical health and wellness. Your treatment plan may include a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle adjustments. For example, medication can alleviate some of your symptoms and provide the mental clarity needed to focus on resolving the underlying issues of your depression during therapy.

What is treatment-resistant depression?

Unfortunately, some patients don’t respond to antidepressants or suffer from intolerable side-effects, which is considered treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Cabisudo is committed to helping every patient find relief and lead fulfilling lives. He offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative treatment when medication and other therapies have proven ineffective.

What is TMS?

TMS is an innovative, drug-free treatment that uses a magnetic pulse to stimulate the neurotransmitters in the region of your brain that regulates your mood and contributes to depression. Dr. Cabisudo creates a customized treatment plan for each patient. However, in most cases,  you have treatments five days a week for between four and six weeks.

Call Vitality Psychiatry Group Practice or schedule an appointment online today for expert diagnosis and treatment for depression.