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Depression Specialist

Reno Men’s Health

Mark Hahn, MD

Men’s Health Clinic & Low Testosterone Specialist located in Reno, NV

About 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, a condition that affects your feelings, thoughts, and actions. At Reno Men’s Health in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Mark Hahn evaluates your symptoms and diagnoses your depression. For many of his patients, he helps detect low testosterone levels and provides testosterone therapy, which can vastly improve depressed moods and symptoms such as low sex drive that are commonly associated with depression. If you suspect you’re depressed, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment at the office.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a common and serious medical condition that negatively impacts how you feel, think, and act. Without targeted, effective intervention, depression can spiral into different emotional and physical problems, affecting how you function socially, at work, and at home.

It can manifest with different signs and symptoms that range from moderate to severe, including:

  • Feeling sad
  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
  • Weight gain or loss unrelated to dieting
  • Sleeping too much
  • Sleeping too little
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

If signs or symptoms persist for more than two weeks, Dr. Hahn can help. Schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms.

What are common causes of depression?

There are several risk factors for depression, such as genetics, grief, and stress. However, Dr. Hahn frequently sees patients who suffer from low testosterone levels, which can also cause depression. Low testosterone and depression share emotional symptoms, and treating low testosterone can help cure depression in many cases.

How is depression diagnosed?

To make an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Hahn meets with you to discuss your symptoms and evaluate your condition. Part of making an accurate diagnosis involves discovering the root cause of your depression. Typically, if symptoms of depression last for more than two weeks, it’s appropriate to give a depression diagnosis.

Since hormone levels can often lead to depression, he may recommend taking a blood test to check for low testosterone levels. Depending on the results of your blood work, Dr. Hahn can diagnose whether or not low testosterone is the right diagnosis and move on to figuring out the appropriate form of treatment for you.

How is depression treated?

When tests reveal low testosterone levels, Dr. Hahn offers testosterone therapy to boost your levels. Treatment involves regular injections of a testosterone compound. Treating low testosterone levels can produce excellent results and improve your mood drastically, addressing symptoms such as fatigue and low sex drive.

If you have normal hormone levels, Dr. Hahn may suggest stress-reducing methods or lifestyle modifications to treat your depression. However, ongoing monitoring of your hormone levels is always recommended.

If you’re suffering from prolonged depression-like symptoms, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule an appointment at the office.