Adult Depression

Online or In Office Treatment Specialists for Depression 

Aura MD offers comprehensive and individualized, attentive treatment and management for patients struggling with depression symptoms.

Feeling down and not like your usual self?

You’re not alone.  Anxiety and depression are some of the most common mental health issues, with tens of millions of people suffering from them in the United States alone.

We all have emotional ups and downs but more persistent low mood or loss of interest for weeks at at a time can be an indicator of a need for more a more proactive approach.  Anxiety and depression can have a profound impact on work, relationships, and personal life  so it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis in order to take the right steps to manage your mental health.

We know how hard it can be to find a psychiatrist in Houston.

That’s why we offer online and in-person appointments, so you never have to worry about not being able to see your provider conveniently. Our psychiatrists are experts at treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and more!

You deserve the best care possible for your mental health.  And that starts with finding the right doctor for you.  With our personalized treatment plans tailored just for you, we make sure every patient gets the help they need. 

Book now and schedule an appointment with one of our top rated psychiatrists in Houston!

The Right Antidepressant can make the difference

Because every person is unique and can show symptoms of depression in a different way getting the best result requires matching each person to the right medication, then adjusting the treatment plan based on your response.  At AuraMD, we take the time to understand your specific struggles, identify commonly occurring issues such as anxiety to tailor your plan specifically for you.

We also offer genesight testing which can offer invaluable insight as to how your genetics can help us pick the ideal medication with the best outcomes for you, specifically.

Diagnosing Depression

While the symptoms above are commonly experienced by adults with depression, there are other symptoms, including other mental illnesses, that could be present. These include:

In some cases, depression can caused unexplained physical symptoms that your primary care doctor or specialist cannot find a reason for. Consulting with a psychiatrist from Aura MD will help you determine your specific depression symptoms as well as what treatment options are available to you and may be most effective in your individual case.

Causes of Depression

There are several causes of depression. A person may be diagnosed with clinical depression due to a number of problems. A mental health physician’s ability to understand the root cause of the problem is essential in the development of an effective treatment plan.

There are various things that can lead to the development or recurrence of depression in an individual below are listed some causes of depression.

Life Stressors

Family History

Underlying Health Conditions

It is possible that some people may become depressed because of an underlying health condition, which can be caused by untreated autoimmune or thyroid issues. In order to best remedy this problem, our team will take an in depth look at both your psychiatric history as well as medical issues to get you on the best treatment regimen to feeling your best faster. 

Biochemistry

Depression is most commonly due to an imbalance of  biochemistry, typically including Serotonin or Dopamine levels.  

Treatment Specialists for Depression

When you feel like there is no way out, don’t give up.

There are often times when people are feeling down because of depression and it can be hard to see a bright future ahead but with help from our staff we will work together collaboratively so that you find the best treatment options for your needs at Aura MD.

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New Patient Appointment Request

Welcome to Aura MD! 

Dr. Ashley Toutounchi and her board certified team are excited to help you start on the path to mental wellness. 

Please complete the form below to request a new patient appointment.          We will reach out to you shortly!