Although many more people are struggling with their mental health, there is still a great deal of stigma surrounding this topic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over the past several years, there has been a 25% increase in the number of individuals experiencing depression. Oftentimes, patients first recourse to feeling better is to seek out their Primary Care Physician, who can help to provide support and guidance.

A colleague, also affiliated with the TopLine MD Alliance, Dr. Pamela Merino, has shared some important insights on depression. In the video linked below, she shares the signs to look for, how depression is diagnosed, and different approaches to treatment.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of depression, please reach out to your TopLine MD Alliance affiliated physician as they can help guide you on the best course of action.

Dr. Pamela Merino is a proud member of the TopLine MD Alliance practicing Primary Care in Miami-Dade County.

The TopLine MD Alliance is an association of independent physicians and medical practice groups who are committed to providing a higher standard of healthcare services. The members of the TopLine MD Alliance have no legal or financial relationship with one another. The TopLine MD Alliance brand has no formal corporate, financial or legal ties to any of the affiliated physicians or practice groups.