Depression and Women’s Health

Depression and Women’s Health: Hitting Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup Women!

For women in the Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup areas, Nickel Obstetrics & Gynecology is here to assist in treating those who are suffering from the common illness of Depression.

Depression can affect anyone. According to ACOG, one in 20 Americans suffers with depression. And the condition is reported twice as often in women as in men. The good news is that depression is a medical condition that can be treated.

Depression is a medical disorder and has many possible causes. Some causes for depression in women may include, chemical imbalances, other medical illness, medicines they are taking, the use of drugs and alcohol, stress or grief, single parenthood, sexual or physical abuse, and many more.

For woman all over the Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Puyallup areas, depression can occur around the time of certain reproductive events such as, pregnancy, loss of baby (miscarriage), birth of baby, menstruation, infertility or menopause. Sometimes, these events can lead to situational depression that may not need treatment, in other cases these events can trigger true depression and may need to be treated.

If you are experiencing feelings of depression, Dr. Adam Nickel encourages you to seek medical help to assist you and get you feeling better. At Nickel Obstetrics & Gynecology, we are compassionate and understanding of the many women’s health issues. Please call us today to schedule an appointment so we can assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Remember, ”BE PROACTIVE IN YOUR CARE!”

Please call and schedule your appointment today.

(253) 572-4664

 

This is for informational purposes and should not be taken as medical advice and treatment. Please consult your doctor for further information and treatment options.

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