Depression Specialist

Amy B Curry, DO -  - Family Medicine

Curry Family Medicine

Amy B Curry, DO

Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Physician located in Northview, Grand Rapids, MI

It’s important to find a doctor who partners with you to protect your physical health. But it’s equally important to find an ally to help support your mental health. Curry Family Medicine offers a wide range of mental health care services, including treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Call the office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, or schedule your appointment online to get started with expert depression care.

Depression Q & A

What is mental health care?

The same way in which a doctor helps support your physical health and treats any problems that arise, Curry Family Medicine is available to help you get the attention you need for your mental health. Mental health conditions aren’t something you can ignore. They require treatment. 

Don’t let the stigma around mental health disorders keep you from seeking treatment. Curry Family Medicine offers caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable mental health services to patients of all ages. 

What is depression?

Depression is much more than feeling sad. Yes, it is marked by pervasive feelings of sadness, but a loss of interest in things you cared about before, fatigue, feeling worthless or guilty, and more, also characterize the condition.

Periods of sadness are normal, but if you’ve been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks and it’s getting in the way of your ability to go about your day, don’t hesitate to contact Curry Family Medicine. The practice can help you explore the wide range of depression treatment options available.

What is anxiety?

It’s normal to feel anxious some of the time. But if you regularly feel like something is going to go wrong, you’re constantly nervous, or you experience moments of panic that feel inescapable, know that you don’t have to live that way. Anxiety disorders are very common and highly treatable. Talk to Curry Family Medicine to start treatment so you can enjoy your daily life without anxiety. 

What is ADHD?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that makes it extremely challenging to focus. It can also cause the individual to have trouble restraining themselves from compulsive behaviors. It’s commonly diagnosed in children when they have difficulty paying attention in school, but it’s not just a childhood disorder. 

Curry Family Medicine uses the Vanderbilt Assessment Scale to determine if their patients have ADHD. Once you or your child gets a diagnosis, Curry Family Medicine starts treatment to improve your quality of life. 

What treatments are available for depression and other mental health conditions?

There are several different treatments available for mental health conditions, and the team at Curry Family Medicine works with you to find what works best. And they go well beyond just offering medication.

For many people, lifestyle shifts like eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, getting on a sleep schedule, and spending more time outdoors can make a dramatic difference in their mental health. Curry Family Medicine partners with you to find a holistic plan that helps you lead your most balanced life. 

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental health disorder like depression, don’t hesitate to call Curry Family Medicine. Alternately, you can schedule an appointment online.