Therapy can help you bring in the change needed to battle depression.
Are you having a difficult time concentrating?
Do you isolate?
Do you enjoy your hobbies less?
Are you easily annoyed or made angry?
Do you experience persistant angry thoughts?
Are you really tired and find you “force” yourself to keep going?
Have you experienced weight gain or loss?
Do you forget things easily?
Do you have episodes when you feel like crying and don’t know why?
Do you feel guilty a lot?
Do you feel worthless?
Has your worrying increased?
Have your sleep hours changed?
If the answer is yes to most of the above, you might be suffering from depression. Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings persist and interfere with the ability to function. Depression affects you and your family. YOU are NOT ALONE.
- Recent statistics suggest roughly seven of every one hundred people suffer depression after age 18 at some point in their lives.
- Most people diagnosed with major depression receive a diagnosis between their late twenties to mid-thirties.
- About six million people are affected by late life depression, but only 10% ever receive treatment.
- For every one man that develops depression, two women will, regardless of racial or ethnic background or economic status.
- More than half of all people caring for an older relative show clinically significant depressive symptoms.
- By the year 2020, depression will be the 2nd most common health problem in the world.
About 5 percent of children and adolescents in the general population suffer from depression at any given point in time. Children under stress, who experience loss, or who have attentional, learning, conduct or anxiety disorders are at a higher risk for depression.
Depression also tends to run in families.
If one or more of these signs of Depression persist, parents should seek help.
- Frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying, clingy
- Low energy; persistent boredom
- Social isolation, poor communication
- Guilt and low self-esteem
- Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
- Increased irritability, anger or hostility
- Frequent complaints of physical illness such as headaches and stomachaches
- Frequent absences or poor performance from school
- Poor concentration
- A major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns
- Thoughts or expressions of suicide or self-destructive behavior
Depression is one of the most treatable illnesses – 80-90% find relief. Studies suggest individuals that seek treatment as many as eighty percent or more improve dramatically. Unfortunately, many people with depression still suffer quietly and alone, perhaps because they do not recognize symptoms of depression or think they cannot afford treatment.
If you or someone you know suffers from depression make sure you get assistance. We provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. Appointments are available and provided by Licensed Professional Counselors.
Get help today. Call us at (281) 371-0360.