Depression is a common mental health disorder, affecting all age groups, that causes intense and persistent feelings of hopelessness, sadness and personal emptiness. Depression affects how you feel, think and behave and could lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can be chronic or periodic. It can sometimes be brought on by loss, illness, social isolation, stressful life events, or even a genetic vulnerability to developing this mood disorder. Symptoms can include appetite changes, fatigue, irritability, isolating, sleep disturbances and possibly suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
Psychotherapy has shown to improve the symptoms of depression. We will develop a comprehensive treatment plan specific to your concerns, needs, and symptoms to improve the quality of your life.
Depression is a widespread mental health disorder that causes intense feelings of sadness, hopelessness and personal emptiness. It can be brought on by stress, regret, and trauma or even a genetic predisposition to developing the disorder. Symptoms can include appetite changes, fatigue, irritability, isolation, sleep disturbances, and possibly suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Depression can also be chronic or periodic. When treating depression your therapist may recommend that a medical doctor assess you to assure you are receiving the highest level of care. Together you and your therapist will work collaboratively to help you better understand your condition and create a comprehensive treatment plan unique to your needs.
What should I expect during depression treatment?
Your therapist will be able to talk with you and educate you about the condition. Whether you experience chronic depression or periodic episodes, your therapist will help you better understand that you are not being judged for your feelings and that no amount of right-thinking or willpower can heal depression. When treating depression your therapist may direct you to be assessed by a medical doctor to assure you are receiving the highest level of care. Your therapist may also recommend engaging in exercise, getting more sunlight, having more social context, creating art or practicing mindfulness and mediation.