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 a time can be an indicator of a need for 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 Texas.

That’s why we offer online psychiatry 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 a telepsychiatry appointment with one of our AuraMD top-rated online psychiatry doctors in Texas!

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. 


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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Frequently Asked Questions About Depression

While anxiety can be treated, as well as symptoms can be minimized, anxiety can not be "healed." Rather, remission is the goal. There's no widely approved meaning of remission, as it differs for every individual. Individuals might still have symptoms or damaged working with remission.

Cortisol and the amygdala. The influx of cortisol activated by clinical depression additionally causes the amygdala to increase its size. This is a part of the brain linked with psychological actions. When it becomes bigger as well as a lot more active, it creates sleep disturbances, adjustments in task degrees, as well as modifications in various other hormones.

A study suggests that anxiety does not springtime from simply having excessive or too little of certain brain chemicals. Instead, there are several possible sources of clinical depression, including damaged state of mind policy by the brain, hereditary susceptibility, stressful life events, medications, as well as medical troubles.

Clinical depression can likewise create a decrease in cravings that at some point results in unintentional weight loss. Some people may consider this a favorable side result, yet sudden or extreme weight management can place your wellness at risk.

In August, a drug called esketamine was accepted by the FDA to treat depressive signs and symptoms in grownups with major depressive disorder (MDD) with intense suicidal ideation or actions. Esketamine is the first as well as an only authorized drug that has actually revealed a decrease in depressive signs within 24 hr of taking it.

As several as 15% of people don't reply to antidepressants, and also 40% just obtain partial alleviation. If your depression isn't alleviated with medicine, it's called treatment-resistant anxiety. The excellent information is, Dr. Hadi Estakhri at Allied Psychiatry and also Mental Wellness offers wish for those with this kind of problem.

A clinically depressed individual's mind does not operate generally, yet it can recoup, according to a study published in the August 11 concern of Neurology, the American Academy of Neurology's scientific journal. Researchers measured the mind's responsiveness using magnetic excitement over the mind as well as targeted muscle mass activity.

Researches show that clinical depression can result in heart illness, make heart problem worse, as well as make it harder to recoup from issues of cardiovascular disease. Anxiety can also increase your danger of having a heart assault.

Not just do institutions often add to depression, anxiety can additionally disrupt college. Furthermore, a research study reveals that 75 percent of all mental health conditions start by age 24. For this reason, the college years are an important time for understanding as well as chatting regarding teen psychological health and wellness.

Final thoughts: The findings recommend that self-reported characteristics do not transform after a typical episode of significant clinical depression. Future studies are needed to figure out whether such adjustment takes place adhering to much more severe, chronic, or recurrent episodes of depression.

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