Everyone experiences feelings of unhappiness and sadness occasionally. But when these feelings start to dominate your everyday life and cause physical and mental deterioration, they can turn into depression.
Depression affects about 17 million people each year. If you have depression, you are familiar with the profound and persistent feelings of sadness and despair that characterize the disorder. Symptoms of depression often include:
- Finding it hard to concentrate and make decisions
- Feeling constantly tired and having decreased energy
- Loss of interest in activities that you previously enjoyed
- Feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
- Change in appetite and weight
- Low self-esteem
Whether you have experienced the symptoms of depression for three weeks or two years, know that your depression can be treated.
People who have depression may find it difficult to function and carry on with their daily routine. Finding a way to work through your depression may mean finding effective depression treatment.
A depression treatment center can help you to focus on the causes of your depression and learn healthier ways to cope. Depression treatment typically involves individual and group therapy, the use of antidepressant medications, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) may also be used to learn emotional regulation and mindfulness skills.
If you are experiencing a co-occurring disorder such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, or an anxiety disorder along with your depression, a depression treatment center with the proper resources can effectively treat those as well.
To find out more about depression treatment, please call an expert at Clearview Women’s Center at [clickpath phone=”800-573-0770″].