Depression is a complex condition, affecting both mind and body. It affects more than 264 million people worldwide. One of the biggest challenges of depression is the likelihood to isolate and withdraw. This can make seeking treatment and remaining in treatment challenging.
Depression can range from mild to severe. There is no singular cause, but rather a combination of genetic, biological, environmental and psychological factors. Any stressful situation that leads to the body’s inability to cope may result in a depressive episode. Symptoms of depression include, but are not limited to, decreased motivation, irritability, disruption in sleep and appetite, fatigue, physical discomfort and feelings of hopelessness. Depression is often accompanied by anxiety.
Amy Thurlow describes depression as “wearing a lead suit,” needing tremendous effort to get through your day. Alex Bayes describes depression as a “hidden war” that no one else can see. You may be feeling lonely and stuck, but I am here to share that depression is treatable.
One of the most consistently researched treatments for depression is CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This type of therapy helps to reduce problematic or distorted thought patterns, which are a significant piece of depression. CBT can help you to recalibrate your perceptions and bring them into a more accurate light.
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If you are hoping to lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact me today.