Depression affects many of us at some point in our lives. It is a lingering deep feeling of sadness that lasts for more than two weeks, and affects our ability to function and interact with others. When considering seeking counseling & treatment for depression, some of the clinical symptoms include:
- a noticeable change in mood
- impairments in areas such as work and school (low motivation and poor concentration may be problems) and a lack of desire to socialize with friends
- feeling sad or empty
- significant change in appetite and/or weight
- change in sleep patterns
- feelings of guilt and/or worthlessness
- suicidal thoughts
For some of us, these feelings will pass and we can resume our lives. For others, however, getting out of this hole can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is a single event that has this effect, or it may be an accumulation of events that eventually catch up to us—for some, there may be no apparent reason for the sadness. Worse, there may seem to be no way out of it.
Depression can have devastating effects on individuals and those around them. Holidays can be especially difficult for individuals suffering from depression. For some people, it can be as simple as reconnecting with friends and family, for others it may take the involvement of a therapist and/or medications. Our team of therapists is available to help you and coordinate with your doctor to work through your depression.
Call 248-595-9969 today to schedule your appointment.