Neurologist FAQ #5: Do Neurologists Treat Depression?
Updated: Mar 28
Recent statistics indicate that almost one-quarter of U.S. adults felt depressed within the last two weeks.
That’s a significant number of people.
What's the Tie Between Depression and Neurology?
Because depression can reflect underlying neurological issues (arising from a stroke, for example, or traumatic brain injury or Parkinson's disease, as two other examples), neurologists do indeed treat depression — although a psychiatrist or psychologist tends to work more one-on-one with the patient on an ongoing basis.
That’s typically the case here at Neurology Associates. A patient dealing with depression will see the neurologist to uncover and address any physical causes, while also working with our psychiatric nurse practitioner and/or additional providers on the behavioral health aspects. Importantly, the neurologist and other providers collaborate to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you, the patient.
If you’re facing depression and think there may be a neurological root, please make an appointment at 480 800 4890.
Missed Other Parts of Our FAQ About Neurology and Neurologists?
Part 1: What Is a Neurologist, Exactly?
Part 2: Understanding Symptoms that Often Prompt a Visit to a Neurologist
Part 3: What Conditions Does A Neurologist Treat?
Part 4: How Do I Choose the Right Neurologist for Me?