Depression Specialist

Dura Medical

Behavioral Health & TMS and Ketamine Specialists located in Naples, FL

Depression is a common mental health disorder, affecting nearly everyone from time to time. But if extreme or ongoing sadness negatively affects your life, turn to Dura Medical in Naples, Florida. Behavioral health specialists Stephen Durand, CRNA, APRN, Kathryn Hart, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CPNP-PC, and their exceptional team offer a variety of highly effective treatments for depression. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Depression Q&A

What is depression?

Depression is a feeling of severe or ongoing sadness that might negatively influence your job, school, grades, or relationships with other people. It’s a mood disorder that causes loss of interest, makes everyday tasks feel unbearable, and negatively affects your physical health in addition to your mental well-being.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Common signs and symptoms linked with depression include:

  • Tearfulness, sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
  • Insomnia or other sleeping problems
  • Angry outbursts
  • Irritability or frustration 
  • Loss of interest
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness 
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Worthlessness, guilt, or self-blame
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Drug or alcohol misuse 
  • Back pain or other aches and pains

You might have anxiety along with depression, as the two conditions often appear together.

Depression tends to run in families and can be situational. You might experience depression after a job loss, divorce, traumatic accident, or death in your family.

How does my provider diagnose depression?

The Dura Medical team diagnoses depression after discussing your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. They may complete a physical examination, comprehensive psychiatric assessment, and have you undergo blood tests to detect or rule out underlying medical problems.

What are the treatments for depression?

Your personalized depression treatment plan might include one or more of the following:

Lifestyle changes

Eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking or drinking alcohol are ways to reduce symptoms of depression. 


Oral medications, ketamine infusions, or Spravato® nasal spray can reduce unpleasant symptoms linked with depression. Ketamine infusions place medications directly into your bloodstream or offer immediate symptom relief.


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, includes counseling and behavioral-change strategies that help you better cope with or eliminate symptoms of depression.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

TMS uses specialized coils to send magnetic pulses into your brain to change the way it controls your mood.

Dura Medical providers personalize depression treatments to match your needs and make changes to your treatment regimen as needed to achieve the best results possible. 

If you struggle with depression and want symptom relief, call the Dura Medical office or schedule an appointment online today.

Conditions We Treat

A mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

A persistent condition usually indicated by patterns of inattention or uncontrollable hyperactivity.

Eating Disorders
Symptoms vary and can have serious overall impact on the body if left untreated.

A psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event.

An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions.

A disorder characterized by cycles of depression and elation.

A persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptoms.

Moderate to severe depression in a woman after giving birth.

Dual Diagnosis
A diagnosis identifying a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse.