Depression

Depression

Many suffer from depression. There is so much that is beyond our control. Depression commonly manifests physically, through stomach pains, headaches, disrupted or excessive sleep, and motor control difficulty. While the causes of depression are unknown, a predisposition for it runs in families and it can be triggered by trauma and adverse life circumstances. Depression is diagnosed more frequently in women and tends to display differently in women than in men.

People tend to suffer higher rates of depression after giving birth and in late fall. Depression and anxiety often exacerbate each other and people with depression commonly have difficulty concentrating on tasks and conversations. Some people abuse alcohol and drugs or overeat as a way of coping, causing them to develop other medical problems. Depressed people are also at increased risk for self-harm.

Depression is characterized by prolonged emotional symptoms including:

Apathy
Sadness
Guilt
Exhaustion
Irritability

If you or someone you know is experiencing depression, it is essential to seek professional help. Therapy is a confidential place to receive support. 

Sometimes, just having a neutral, caring professional to talk things over with can provide just the boost you need to move forward in your life. You are not alone. Contacting a therapist for a free consultation is one small choice you can make today. 

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