depressionDEPRESSION IS A COMMON DIAGNOSIS

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the US for ages 15 to 44 and affects 16.1 million Americans each year. If you find yourself feeling lethargic, sad, unmotivated, or unconnected you are not alone!

Depression effects men, women, and children.

Symptoms of depression in adults often include the following:

  • Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness
  • Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports
  • Sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Tiredness and lack of energy
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss or increased cravings for food and weight gain
  • Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Slowed thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things
  • Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide
  • Unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches

Children with depression have similar complaints to adults but may demonstrate them differently as they do not have the same control over their environment.

  • Younger children show symptoms of depression including sadness, irritability, clinginess, worry, aches and pains, refusing to go to school, or being underweight.
  • Teens show symptoms including sadness, irritability, feeling negative and worthless, anger, poor performance or poor attendance at school, feeling misunderstood and extremely sensitive, using recreational drugs or alcohol, eating or sleeping too much, self-harm, loss of interest in normal activities, and avoidance of social interaction.

THERAPY IS HIGHLY EFFECTIVE IN TREATING DEPRESSION

You don’t have to be depressed. We know a lot about depression and how to relieve it. Our therapists are highly trained and well versed in diagnosing and treating depression. We will listen to your concerns and develop a personalized plan on how to help you quickly move through your depression and get back to living your best life. While sometimes therapy is enough other times it can be more effective to also use medication to manage your symptoms while you learn new skills in therapy. If you need medication, we will work with your provider or refer you to one we trust and routinely work with.

We have professionals who specialize in the treatment of depression. The only thing keeping you from taking back control of your life is that you haven’t contacted us yet. Patients often report that when they make their first appointment they already start to feel better.

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