Counseling For Depression
Depression is more than just feeling sad in the day. It causes distress and impairs your day-to-day functioning. Clinical Depression is defined as a depressed mood accompanied by a loss of interest and a loss of pleasure in most activities. Each day you are consumed with the thoughts of what is to come. This may create conflicts in your relationship, at work, or even at school. When you struggle to get up on a day-to-day basis, and you are no longer motivated to work, learn, or invest in your relationship, this can affect your own quality of life.
Depression can affect a person’s routine. A person who is suffering from depression might find a lack of motivation, which can affect their daily lives. Also, people who are depressed have a lack of interest in what they used to enjoy and in life in general, which can affect taking care of themselves.
People come into therapy for depression for a variety of reasons. Are you experiencing any of these depression symptoms?
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
- Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
- Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
- Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
- Low appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
- Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
- Restlessness, irritability
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
- Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and pain for which there is no other cause.
Talk therapy is the most effective form of treatment for depression and it can help to alleviate symptoms. While it is normal to feel sad sometimes, it is not normal to feel an intensity of sadness for a long time.
Has it been a month or two that you have suffered from depression? Are your symptoms of depression interfering with daily life? If so, it Is time to get the help you need to address your depression so that you can begin to lead a life of feeling happy and hopeful again. It is time to reclaim your life and discover the happiness you deserve.