Are you suffering from Depression?
Feeling sad is our body’s way of letting us know that we have suffered a real or perceived loss. Everyone feels sad at times. Depression, however, involves intense feelings of sadness most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks during which hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness are experienced to the extent that individuals’ functioning is impacted. Depression at times involves changes in sleeping and eating habits, in motivation, concentration, and ability to experience pleasure. It also is related to having thoughts about suicide.
How can therapy help?
Once a trusting relationship is established with a qualified therapist, treatment for depression focuses on identifying patterns in one’s thoughts, behaviors, and relationships that may contribute to the sadness. Having a better understanding of the triggers that bring on and maintain one’s depression allows for change to take place. While pharmaceutical intervention is effective in treating depression, it is the combination of medication and therapy that is most effective! When depression is left untreated it can worsen or result in more severe episodes in the future. Call us today to begin treating symptoms of your depression!