Under the estimation, almost 7% of adults and 8% of adolescents living in the United States suffer from depression. And most of these patients are left untreated, feeling lonely sad, which worsens their depression. At AKA-CHI, we have a team of specialists treating depression for years and have a higher recovery ratio. Wherever you reside in the USA, you can get in touch with our experienced team of psychologists and psychiatrists for help to get a depression test to overcome your depression and reclaim active and fulfilling life.

Tragically, depression is a normal and genuine condition that adversely impacts your feelings, actions, and thoughts. However, fortunately, it is likewise entirely treatable. Depression causes a sad vibe that stops you from enjoying the activities you loved doing in the past. If your depression touches an extreme stage, it can lead to other physical and emotional symptoms, even impairing your ability to work.


The first step as a person struggling with depression is to tell yourself that this is not your fault and you cannot control this. However, you can control whether to leave it untreated or recover from it with professional support. One out of six adults develops depression at some point in life. You may experience depression at any age, but usually, people in their late teens or mid-20s are more likely to experience symptoms of depression. Moreover, women are more likely to be at than men, with some studies indicating that one-third of women develop depression at some point in their lives.

Depression symptoms vary in intensity and longevity. Some common symptoms associated with depression are:

  • Always feeling sad and feeling depressed
  • Losing all interest in the things you loved previously
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Inconsistency in sleep routine (too much sleep or too little sleep)
  • Trouble concentrating, focusing, or with decision making
  • Thoughts of taking your own life

These symptoms lasting at least 2 weeks may lead to a diagnosis of depression.

No matter how lively you think the person's life is, anyone can develop depression. Some key contributing factors include:

  • Genetics (depression often runs in families)
  • Personality (people with low self-esteem)
  • Biochemistry (brain chemistry)
  • Environment (exposure to things like poverty or trauma)

If symptoms persist, you must seek medical attention.

Major depressive disorder is considered a psychiatric disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It's a significant mood disorder that's known to interfere with a person's daily activities, which may include the ability to work normally.

Telemedicine depends upon the condition, and it might not be right for everyone and the situation. We recommend that the patient pay a visit for initial evaluations and consultations at AKA-CHI. After that point onwards, your provider will guide you about the treatment plan, which might include remote appointments or follow-ups, depending on the specifics of your lifestyle, preferences, and, most importantly, your mental health issue.