If you’re feeling depressed, it’s important to remember you’re NOT alone.
- Do you often feel “down in the dumps”, empty, worthless, or hopeless?
- Is it hard to enjoy the things you used to like?
- Have you noticed changes in your appetite and/or sleep?
- Do you often feel tired? Like simple tasks require a lot of effort?
- Do you feel like your mind is “in a fog”, making it hard to concentrate or make decisions?
These are common symptoms of clinical depression. People suffering from depression should not fight it alone. Great Lakes Psychology Group employs a team of licensed therapists who utilize effective methods in treating adults, teens, and children with depression. Depression is a common problem for which psychotherapy has been shown to be effective, and treatment for depression is usually covered by health insurance.
Some symptoms of depression include:
- Depressed mood (Note: in children and adolescents, this may be characterized as an irritable mood.)
- Significant weight loss when not dieting, or weight gain
- Sleeping much less or more than usual
- Fatigue or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness
- Suicidal thoughts
What causes depression?
Depression is likely caused by a mixture of genetics/biology, personality, and life events. Thus, there are many avenues by which any one person can come to be depressed.
How is depression treated?
Psychotherapy focuses on the causes of the depression and works to help change negative thoughts and behaviors that support the depression. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be very effective in treating depression, as well as anxious feelings that may come with it. Depression can be caused by and maintained with negative thinking, and this type of therapy, when given by a trained professional, can be extremely effective in helping fight it.
We are able to accept many insurance plans and offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.
We offer Depression Counseling at all of our locations:
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Articles about depression:
- Dysthymic Disorder
- The Blurred Line Between Grief and Depression
- When depression and relationship distress intersect
- Surprising Symptoms of Depression