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Depression offered in Houston, TX

Depression affects about 17.3 million American adults and also impacts adolescents throughout childhood. MedCare Clinics offers compassionate care for adults and children who are living with persistent sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and other symptoms of depression. Their triple board-certified psychiatrist and the medical team specialize in state-of-the-art therapies like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to quickly relieve depression symptoms and stabilize your overall mental health. Call the Houston, Texas, office to schedule a depression consultation or book an evaluation online today. 

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mental health condition that affects your thinking, mood, and behaviors. You can experience depression at any time in your life due to:

  • Medical conditions
  • Chronic stress
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Hormone changes
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Some people develop depression for no identifiable reason, which may relate to their genetic makeup and background. 

MedCare Clinics offers compassionate care for adults and children with depression. The team provides comprehensive mental health evaluations and creates treatment plans to manage depressive symptoms in the long term.

When should I seek medical attention for depression?

Occasional depression is common in both children and adults due to circumstances like disappointment, conflict with loved ones, and stress. This sadness is often temporary and manageable with exercise, stress reduction techniques, and counseling if necessary.

However, if you have depression symptoms that last for two weeks or longer, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at MedCare Clinics. These symptoms can include:

  • Sadness
  • Hopelessness
  • Worthlessness
  • Moodiness
  • Guilt
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased energy
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Thoughts or actions of self-harm or suicide

The team reviews your symptoms and your medical history. They may order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out underlying vitamin deficiencies or health issues that cause depressive symptoms.

Based on your test results, your provider customizes a care plan to ease your symptoms, stabilize your moods, and improve your quality of life.

How is depression treated?

MedCare Clinics offers cutting-edge therapies for chronic depression. Your care plan may include strategies like:

Psychological therapy

Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), provides you with tools you can use to recognize negative thoughts and behaviors, so you can make necessary changes. Therapy helps you cope with the impact depression has on your life and relationships.


Antidepressant medications can effectively relieve persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. They increase your sense of well-being so that you can lead a productive, fulfilling life.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS is an innovative, noninvasive therapy that uses pulses of magnetic energy to stimulate cells in the area of your brain that regulates your mood. This therapy may be beneficial for treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond well to medications.

Call MedCare Clinics to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for depression symptoms or book an appointment online today.