Psychiatrists located in Valley Stream, NY & Garden City, NY
In the bustling symphony of life, high achievers often find themselves at the intersection of ambition and emotional challenges — a balance I've dedicated my practice to understanding deeply. My emphasis at Jazz Psychiatry isn’t just about addressing symptoms — it's about harmonizing the rhythm of your mind, body, and spirit.
Specializing in the unique stressors and pressures that high achievers face, I fuse a multi-disciplinary approach that blends conventional psychiatry with holistic mind-body interventions, ensuring that your professional life doesn’t come at the expense of your mental health.
With an approach steeped in prevention, self-care, and individualized strategies, we'll together chart a journey that sets the tone for sustainable success and well-being. True healing emerges when we address not just the mental, but also the physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental dimensions of one’s being.
When should I get help with depression?
You may hesitate to seek help for depression, writing your feelings off as nothing more than the blues. However, the blues aren’t the same as depression.
The blues go away on their own and you soon return to your normal, energetic self. Depression is a serious illness that doesn’t get better on its own. Depression pervades every aspect of your life, affecting the way you think, feel, and behave.
If you feel depressed nearly every day and these feelings last longer than two weeks, or you start to think about suicide, it’s time to seek help from Dr. Singh.
What symptoms occur if I’m depressed?
When you have depression or major depressive disorder, you have symptoms such as:
- Feeling sad, worthless, and hopeless
- Losing interest in activities you usually enjoy
- Withdrawing from friends and family
- Having no energy or feeling fatigued
- Eating more or less than normal
- Gaining or losing weight
- Sleeping longer than usual
- Suffering from insomnia
- Finding it hard to concentrate
- Thinking about suicide
In children and teens, parents may notice irritability and anger, a drop in their academic performance, or anxiety.
You may also experience cognitive changes. For example, you may have short-term memory loss or negative thoughts that aren’t based on facts.
Many people also have physical symptoms. For example, it’s common to develop headaches, body aches, and nausea.
How is depression treated?
Treatment for depression usually includes psychotherapy, medication, or both. Most people get the best results with a combination of the two. Antidepressants help to balance brain chemicals, which in turn boosts your mood. However, it may take several weeks before they take effect.
Dr. Singh uses several types of psychotherapy proven to help people with depression. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and problem-solving therapy are just three interventions proven to be effective for depression.
As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Singh helps with all of the parts of your life that contribute to depression. He explores lifestyle changes that help lift depression, such as your diet and exercise routine.
Nutrition has a big impact on your mental health. Your brain needs specific nutrients to produce neurotransmitters that support a positive mood. You may not feel like exercising, but any activity, even taking a walk, triggers the release of brain chemicals that lift your mood and ease physical pain.
Don’t wait to get help for depression. Call Jazz Psychiatry or schedule an appointment online today.