Everyone feels depressed from time to time, but when the depression lasts for a couple weeks or more, it can become problematic. Depression can be a sign that there is a need to make changes in your life, that there is a loss that needs to be mourned, or it can just be a change in physiology. Whatever the cause, it can be hard to get out of the depression on your own because it can make you feel hopeless, isolated, and fatigued. It can cause difficulties with concentration and alter your perception and thoughts to allow depressive ideas to take over your mind.
There is hope because depression is treatable through psychotherapy. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, we can help you to change your depressive thinking, make behavioral changes so you’re less isolated, and help you begin to have more energy.
Symptoms of Depression Can Include:
- Feeling sad or empty for most of the day, nearly every day
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Problems with sleeping or sleeping too much
- Feeling physically slowed down or agitated
- Loss of energy
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating
- Suicidality or thoughts of death