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Take Back Your Life

Depression can't hold you back anymore

Dr. Mark J. Hershman has experience speaking with people about depression and the impact it has on them. As a trained therapist, he can help you develop mental tools to combat your depression.

Clinical depression isn't just about being sad. It's a serious condition that affects how you think, feel and behave.

While not everyone exhibits the symptoms of depression exactly the same, there are a few traits to look out for in your own behavior or the behavior of a loved one. These include:

  • Diminishing interest in activities
  • Changes in appetite
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Loss of energy and increased fatigue
  • Lowering of libido 
  • Restlessness and irritability
  • Misplaced guilt or low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

You can learn to cope with depression. Call 914-232-1730 now to book an appointment with Dr. Hershman.

Common myths about depression

There's a lot of information available about depression, but there might be even more misinformation. For example, it's a common misconception that depression only affects women. This is not true. While depression is more common in women than in men, it can affect men as well.

You might think that depression needs a triggering incident to cause it, like a sad situation. That's also false. Depression can affect you no matter how well your life is going, and this can make it hard to understand your feelings of depression. Dr. Hershman is always ready to talk to you about your conflicting emotions.

Learn the facts about depression. Contact Dr. Hershman today to take the first step toward a diagnosis.