Do You Have Signs of Depression?
- Are you feeling sad most of the time?
- Do you find yourself sleeping too little or too much?
- Are there changes in your appetitie?
- Are you finding it difficult to concentrated?
- Do you have thoughts of dying or harming yourself?
- Do you have a plan to harm yourself?
- How depressed do you feel on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being severely depressed?
If you are experiencing most of these questions, call to seek relief from depression. It’s important to understand it. Many who see depression treatment find significant improvement.
NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) estimates 15.8 million adults in the United States have experienced a depressive episode in 2014. This seemingly growing number is devastating. The individual suffers from this heaviness, loved ones are not sure how to respond, and society loses important contributers. Learning to overcome these struggles are possible and below are some tools to help with the process. The good news about this burden is that there is hope and help. Some of depression is created by our thoughts, and some are from a chemical imbalance. Look at this worksheet to begin to identify and monitor thoughts.
Promising news about depression is that it can be overcomed. Social support becomes the major factor in their recovery. Having at least one trusted friend had a significant impact. This study was done at the University of Toronto in June, 2016. For more understanding of depression, watch this video:
How Depression Treatment Can Help
In our practice, depression treatment sessions help identify the signs and outcomes. We will explore and address the issues from a holistic perspective with recommendations to help you recover the depressing effects of the depression.
If needed, we will explore a referral for medical intervention, and/or look at ways that have been helpful to you n the past of try new avenues that can begin to alleviate the depressed mood. A combination of approaches may be necessary to being to feel hope and begin healing.
Sometimes it seems impossible to believe you can regain hope and joy. This is especially true when you’ve been depressed for some time. However, treatment is effective and has helped many overcome their challenges and begin living without the burden of the depression.