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Depression Treatment


Do You Often Feel Sad Or Empty?

Do you feel sad, anxious or empty? Perhaps you have trouble sleeping, difficulty getting out of bed, are drained of energy or feel like you have lost all pleasure in life. Have you noticed your appetite fluctuate? Maybe you have lost interest in people, places and activities that once brought you happiness. Or perhaps you have trouble concentrating and feel overwhelmed when faced with routine decisions. Do you wish you could enjoy life again?

Most people feel irritable and sad from time to time. Depression is different. Depression can range from a mild but pervasive feeling of discontent to major depression, which can make it difficult to function at work, home or school. Depression can put a strain on your relationships and rob you of joy. You may routinely feel like you’re waging an uphill battle. However, with the help of depression treatment, you can free yourself from negative thoughts and heavy emotions and find happiness again.

You Are Not Alone In Your Struggle To Find Happiness

Major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Each year, about 6.7 percent of U.S. adults experience major depressive disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is most likely caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors. Depression affects the parts of the brain tied to mood, thinking, sleep and appetite. This may be why you have trouble sleeping or a fluctuating appetite.

Although some types of depression run in families, loss, trauma, stress and difficult relationships may also trigger depression. Depression can range from an ongoing feeling of working uphill to a seriously disengaged feeling, coupled with a lack of motivation.

Types of depression include major depression, postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, persistent depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Men generally experience depression differently than woman and may feel irritable and angry. In addition, people who are depressed often turn to alcohol or drugs for relief. Consequently, substance abuse typically worsens emotional pain over time.

While depression has many different shapes and sizes, it is crucial to seek help if your depression symptoms persist. Taking the step now to seek depression treatment could save you years of unhappiness.

You Can Find Relief Through Depression Treatment

Most individuals experience relief from depression when they undergo depression treatment. The opportunity to recover from depression increases the earlier you seek treatment. Treating depression is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution. In some cases, there may be a physical reason for depression, so seeing a doctor may be the first step in determining if your depression has an underlying medical cause.

Together we will determine what the best treatment is for you. Our depression treatment sessions can help you challenge the thoughts and behaviors that are contributing to depression. You and I will collaboratively plan your treatment as we uncover the root causes and triggers of your pain.

In sessions, we will identify and confront the patterns of thinking that contribute to your depression. Once we understand its source, I can help you recognize the behaviors that amplify your negative emotions. It is possible that your interpersonal relationships with friends, family or a significant other contribute to your depression. After assessing the causes, we can create goals and break them down into more manageable tasks. Step by step, you can begin to manage your symptoms, increase self-esteem and start to cultivate joy in your life again.

Because every individual has different triggers and symptoms of depression, the strategies and techniques available to you during our depression treatment sessions will be tailor-made to your personal experience.

I believe no one has to stay depressed. With help, support and the right treatment approach, it is possible to start connecting with others, feel and function normally and find meaning and purpose in your life again.

I want to find hope through depression treatment, but…

I am worried about what others may think of me.

As one of the most common mental issues impacting our society today, depression has probably affected someone you know and love. You are not alone in your struggle. In addition, an overwhelming sense of worry is not uncommon because many times anxiety symptoms are present in individuals who suffer from depression. You also may feel like seeking help will distance yourself from others. However, taking the step toward treating your depression can help you begin to feel more connected to friends and family.

I think I can solve this on my own.

While you may feel like your depression is self-manageable, you must question whether your condition has worsened or persisted over time despite your best efforts. If this is the case, you do not have to force yourself to battle depression on your own. Postponing treatment can cause symptoms to worsen, which can lead to dangerous consequences. Depression treatment helps people suffering from a wide range of symptoms. Together, you and I will assess which treatment plan is best for you.

I have trouble finding the motivation to seek help.

Although it can feel difficult to find the motivation to seek help while you are depressed, it is important to remember how serious depression can be, as well as how dangerous it can become if you wait too long to seek help. Starting depression treatment sessions early increases your chances of mitigating symptoms. In addition, starting treatment now can help you avoid further pain and more dangerous symptoms.

Feelings of worthlessness, a common symptom of depression, may also contribute to the reasons why you cannot find motivation. The truth is: you are worth it and there is hope. Depression treatment offers you an opportunity to feel like yourself and once again find joy in life.

You Can Experience Relief And Live A Life Full Of Joy

The most important aspect of treatment is the relationship between the therapist and patient. I invite you to join me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions you may have about my practice and depression treatment.