Depression

Abdulhassan  Saad, MD -  - Addiction Medicine Specialist

Abdulhassan Saad, MD

Addiction Medicine Specialist & Primary Care Physician located in Dearborn, MI

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States and is prevalent among those suffering from an addiction. Abdulhassan Saad, MD, in Dearborn, Michigan, is a primary care physician who specializes in the treatment of depression, offering some of the most advanced treatment options available. To get help from your depression from a caring and compassionate physician, call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, how you interact with others, and how you perform your daily activities. There are several different types of depression, including:

Persistent depressive disorder

Persistent depressive disorder, also referred to as dysthymia, is a long-term depression that lasts two or more years. Someone with persistent depressive disorder generally suffers from a low mood with bouts of major depression.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

SAD is a type of depression that develops during the winter months when there is less sunlight. If you suffer from SAD, you may find yourself sleeping more and withdrawing from your usual social activities during the winter.

Psychotic depression

Psychotic depression develops when you suffer from severe depression along with psychotic episodes, such as hallucinations.

Depression and addiction also tend to go hand-in-hand, although it isn’t always clear whether the depression triggers the addiction or the addiction or its recovery lead to depression. Dr. Saad is an addiction specialist and offers a program specifically for depression and addiction recovery.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression causes you to feel so sad and low that you believe there’s no way you’re going to feel any better. Common symptoms of depression include:

  • Sadness
  • Loss of hope
  • Feeling guilty
  • Pessimism
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Aches and pains

To be diagnosed with depression, you must be experiencing some of these symptoms on a consistent basis for two or more weeks.

When you suffer from depression, you may feel as though all hope is lost. But depression doesn’t have to be a chronic problem. Dr. Saad provides treatment that can help you feel more like your usual self.

What treatments can help improve my depression?

Dr. Saad offers a number of treatments to help improve your depression. He works in conjunction with mental health professionals to ensure you get the most effective treatment, including the right medication.

Dr. Saad is an addiction specialist and can help you manage your depression during your recovery to prevent a relapse.

For the treatment of severe depression that doesn’t respond to traditional therapies, Dr. Saad offers a ketamine treatment program. Ketamine is a general anesthetic that has been proven to be effective at treating major depression. The medication increases neurotransmitter activity in the brain, while also assisting in the formation of new synapses. These effects may be able to lift your mood within a few hours after treatment.

Depression can leave you feeling hopeless and lost, but treatment is available. For management of your depression, call Abdulhassan Saad, MD, today, or book an appointment online.