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Depression services offered in The Woodlands, Conroe, TX

When the weight of depression puts limitations on your life, you can rely on the compassionate, holistic care available at The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling. Board-certified psychiatrist Emad Bishai, MD, provides depression screenings in-office and through online telepsychiatry visits. Dr. Bishai specializes in medication management and psychological counseling and also offers advanced therapies like ketamine infusion for treatment-resistant depression. Call the Conroe, Texas, office to schedule a depression consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a mental health disorder that causes persistent sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and worthlessness. For some, the severity of depression symptoms can also trigger thoughts of self-harm or suicide, especially if the condition is left untreated.

The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers personalized treatment plans for depression in adults and adolescents. Dr. Bishai provides medications and psychological counseling to support your mental health.

He also offers advanced therapies like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine infusions to address treatment-resistant depression that doesn’t respond to traditional antidepressants.

How do I know I have depression?

Occasional sadness and low moods can occur when you’re under stress or going through a difficult time. However, if you have persistent sadness that lasts two weeks or longer and interferes with your daily life, schedule a depression evaluation at The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling.

Beyond persistent sadness and hopelessness, depression can cause:

  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Low energy levels
  • Difficulties concentrating
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Loss of appetite
  • Self-isolation

Dr. Bishai assesses depression symptoms during an online telepsychiatry appointment or an in-office visit. He may also order bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to rule out physical illnesses contributing to your symptoms.

How is depression treated?

The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling offers medications and affordable psychological counseling to manage symptoms of depression and stabilize your moods. Medication management is also available to ensure you’re taking the most effective medications at the proper dosage.

Dr. Bishai also specializes in advanced therapies to address treatment-resistant depression that’s not treatable with traditional strategies. These therapies include:

BrainsWay® Deep TMS™

BrainsWay Deep TMS is a noninvasive therapy that uses magnetic energy to stimulate areas of your brain that control your moods. During TMS therapy, you wear a special helmet that delivers the energy into your brain to relieve persistent depression symptoms.

Ketamine infusions

Ketamine is an anesthetic that works directly on your brain to control symptoms of depression. The prescription medication builds new neural connections in your brain to stabilize your moods and provides lasting relief from sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts.

Dr. Bishai can create an inpatient or outpatient depression treatment plan to fit your needs. He continues to monitor your progress with treatment during follow-up visits and can recommend strategies you can use to enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life.

Call The Woodlands Psychiatry and Counseling to schedule a depression consultation or book an appointment online today.