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Depression is a common problem that occasionally affects everyone, but sadness and low energy become a long-lasting struggle for 17% of teens and 8% of adults. If you need help overcoming depression, you can depend on compassionate care from Sandra Risoldi, DNP, MSN Ed, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Just Psych, LLC. With personalized therapy, prescription medications, and lifestyle changes, you can regain motivation, perspective, and joy. Call the offices in Miami, Orlando and Clearwater, Florida, or request an in-person or telepsychiatry appointment online today.

Depression Q&A

What causes depression?

Depression often begins during a life transition, such as changing jobs, moving, retirement, or separating from your partner. Overwhelming stress and anxiety lead to depression. Many people become depressed when they have an illness or a person close to them dies. 

Though numerous circumstances may trigger depression, sometimes, it appears for no apparent reason. Depression can begin and last a long time because it’s associated with imbalanced neurotransmitters (brain chemicals responsible for nerve communication).

What symptoms does depression cause?

Depression ranges from mild feelings of sadness to severe symptoms that make it impossible to do anything. When your symptoms occur nearly every day and last for two weeks, you may have major depressive disorder (MDD), also called clinical depression.  

If you’re depressed, you may:

  • Feel hopeless, worthless, or sad
  • Feel anxious or nervous
  • Stay away from family and friends
  • Lose interest in favorite activities
  • Eat too much or too little
  • Gain or lose weight
  • Sleep too much or have insomnia
  • Struggle to concentrate or make decisions
  • Think about suicide or harming yourself

Depression often leads to physical symptoms. Many people experience digestive tract problems, muscle aches, low back pain, and chronic pain.

If you have suicidal thoughts or fear you could harm yourself, call the crisis lifeline at 988. Then follow up by scheduling an appointment at Just Psych, LLC. You can easily get the help you need through online telepsychiatry.

How is depression treated?

Just Psych, LLC, provides comprehensive care for depression, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle recommendations. Your provider creates a tailored treatment plan that takes a psychiatric and psychological perspective based on the severity of your symptoms and the cause of your depression.

Your provider uses different therapy techniques, depending on your needs. During therapy, you may learn to identify and change negative thoughts, manage stress, or find new ways to cope with the problems underlying your depression.

People with moderate or severe depression may need antidepressants. These medications restore neurotransmitter levels in your brain, restoring the chemical balance that improves depression for many.

Your Just Psych, LLC, provider may also recommend dietary changes to ensure you get the nutrients needed to support your brain health. Following a steady exercise routine can also improve symptoms of depression.

Don’t wait to seek help for depression. Call Just Psych, LLC, or book an appointment online today.


If you are feeling depressed and stuck in life, Just Psych Care can help you from both a psychiatric and psychological perspective.  Our practice provides a holistic approach to helping you manage your mental health journey from medication to counseling.