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Depression Specialist

Amr Beltagui, MD -  - Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Amr Beltagui, MD

Board-Certified Psychiatrist located in Los Angeles, CA

People often refer to depression flippantly, using it as a stand-in for normal feelings of sadness. But people living with major depressive disorder know that it’s much more than just feeling sad some of the time. If you want to lift the cloud of depression and feel like yourself again, psychiatrist Amr Beltagui, MD, offers treatment. Call the Los Angeles, California, office, or request a visit online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Also called major depressive disorder, depression is a mental health condition that affects your mood and can have far-reaching effects on your life. 

The World Health Organization reports that depression affects more than 300 million people and is the leading cause of disability across the world. If you’re living with symptoms of depression, you’re not alone. 

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression isn’t just sadness. Although a pervasive sense of sadness is common in people with depression, there are a number of other symptoms that are just as prevalent. They include:

  • A loss of interest in activities and relationships
  • Feeling empty or hopeless
  • Feeling guilt or shame
  • Sleep irregularities
  • Appetite changes
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Anxiety or agitation

Clearly, a major depressive disorder can impact your life in a number of ways, none of which are positive. That’s why Dr. Beltagui offers his patients access to the latest in treatments for depression.

How is depression treated?

Historically, health professionals have treated depression with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. While this is effective for many people, not all people respond to these treatments. 

If, however, you haven’t yet tried medication or psychotherapy, don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. Beltagui. As a board-certified psychiatrist, he offers medication and therapy sessions to help patients with depression. 

If you're interested in treatment for your depression, call Amr Beltagui, MD or request your appointment online today.