Depression Specialist

Marina Margolin, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Universal Family Medicine

Marina Margolin, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Financial District, New York, NY

Depression is more than just a bout of the blues, it’s a serious mental health condition that affects about 16 million American adults every year. Family medicine physician Dr. Marina Margolin and the team at Universal Family Medicine evaluate and treat depression at their clinic in the Downtown Manhattan, Financial District of Manhattan. To get compassionate care for depression, call your nearest New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Also called major depressive disorder, depression is a common but serious mood disorder that changes the way you feel, think, and behave. Depression can lead to a wide range of physical and emotional problems that disrupt your ability to work and function in daily life. 

Depression isn’t a weakness or something you need to deal with on your own. Dr. Margolin and the kind, caring team at Universal Family Medicine provide personalized treatment for depression and other mental health conditions, like anxiety, insomnia, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression causes a variety of symptoms that occur most of the day, almost every day, for more than two weeks. Signs and symptoms of depression vary from person to person, but often include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or anxiety
  • Feeling of guilt or hopelessness
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) or sleeping too much (hypersomnia)
  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Irritability, agitation, or restlessness
  • Difficulty thinking, remembering, and concentrating
  • Frequent and recurring thoughts of death or suicide

Periods of depressive symptoms are called episodes. Some people have only one episode of depression in their life, while others experience frequent or longer-lasting episodes. 

If depression symptoms interfere with your ability to work, go to school, care for yourself, or maintain healthy relationships, the team at Universal Family Medicine can help.

How is depression treated?

Even the most severe cases of depression are treatable. Your caring provider at Universal Family Medicine performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history to rule out any underlying medical problems that may be causing your symptoms. 

Then, the doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan focused on relieving your specific depression symptoms. Most people find optimal relief from a combination of medications and psychotherapy. 

 Dr. Margolin may prescribe medications, such as antidepressants, to relieve your symptoms and refer you to a psychotherapist for talk therapy. 

For effective and compassionate treatment of depression and other mental health conditions, call Dr. Margolin’s office or book an appointment online today.