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Depression is a common, real, and treatable illness. It is more than simply feeling sad or going through a “rough time”. People of all ages, genders, and racial and ethnic backgrounds can experience depression. Fortunately, treatment options are available and we are experienced at evaluating for, diagnosing and creating effective treatment plans for depression. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from an appointment to help you determine the best course of action for you.
Symptoms can include but are not limited to:
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sleep
- Persistent physical aches and pains
- Feelings or hopelessness or worthlessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Persistent sad mood
- Lack of interest in pleasurable activities
- Crying spells
- Weight gain or loss
Causes of Depression:
- Biological/ Physiological
- Situational/ Life circumstances
- Substance abuse
As with many illnesses, early treatment is the best to reduce symptom severity and decrease the likelihood of a serious recurrence. We understand how debilitating and devastating depression can be and are here to help you. Your mental health professional should use a treatment approach tailored to you and your needs and may refer you to adjunctive services to assist in reducing your symptoms.