Depression

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Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition that affects approximately 17.3 million American adults in a given year.

Depression can affect how a person feels, thinks, and acts. There are many forms of depression and each form can range from mild to severe. Two of the most common types of depression that people experience are Major Depressive Disorder and Persistent Depressive Disorder.

As your therapist, I can be an essential part of your treatment for depression. You can learn new coping skills, work toward solutions, and change thought and behavior patterns.

Symptoms of depression include:
  • prolonged sadness or unexplained crying spells
  • significant changes in appetite and sleep patterns
  • irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety
  • pessimism, indifference
  • loss of energy, persistent lethargy
  • feelings of guilt, worthlessness
  • inability to concentrate, indecisiveness
  • inability to take pleasure in former interests, social withdrawal
  • unexplained aches and pains
  • recurring thoughts of death or suicide

If you feel like any of these symptoms apply to you, reach out to us to request a free phone consultation.