About Depression Treatment

Everyone feels sadness or occasional blues at one time or another. These feelings, however, typically do not last more than a day or two. Depression, while common, is more serious and longer lasting.

When people are depressed they are not able to function as well in important areas of their lives, including at work and with their loved ones.

As a result, depression can cause social withdrawal, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness, and sometimes thoughts of harming oneself.

Many do not seek treatment for depression, but it is a treatable condition.

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Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Enduring feelings of sadness or irritability
  • Lack of interest in enjoyable activities or relationships
  • Marked changes in energy level, sleep or appetite
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness or helplessness
  • Diminished ability to concentrate, remember or make decisions
  • Persistent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Treatment-resistant physical symptoms including chronic pain, headaches or digestive problems

Depression Help

Depression treatment often includes psychotherapy and anti-depressant medication since this combination has consistently been shown to be highly effective. Psychotherapy may be most effective for mild to moderate depression. Psychotherapy paired with medication, however, may be the most effective depression treatment for severe depression as chemical imbalances in the brain can be significantly corrected by antidepressants.

Therapy For Depression

Depression therapy targets problematic thought, behavioral and relational patterns that develop over time. When ways of thinking, behaving and relating are improved, depression typically decreases.

How do I get started?

If you or someone you care about is experiencing a few of the symptoms described above, Depression treatment should be considered. This includes of an initial evaluation and a treatment plan tailored to your goals. If you have questions and would like a free 10-minute consultation, call or email today.

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