Therapy for Depression

Depression is a common issue that can negatively affect how you feel, think, or act.  It can be experienced in different ways and for different reasons.  Depression may leave you feeling sad, empty, worthless, or hopeless.  You may experience low energy or fatigue, loss of pleasure or interest in previously enjoyed activities, sleep disturbances, poor appetite, or overeating.  You may feel restless, irritable, or angry.  You may find it difficult to think, concentrate, make decisions, or get along with others.  You may even experience recurrent thoughts of death.

 

Some people may experience depression in reaction to a specific event or situation, such as the loss of a loved one or other traumatic event, relationship difficulties, a medical condition, or work-related stress.  Some may associate depression with low self-esteem, loneliness, excessive or inappropriate guilt, or lack of meaning and purpose.  Others may even experience it for seemingly no reason at all. 

 

You may wonder, "Can therapy help with depression?"  Whatever the source of your symptoms, psychotherapy has been shown to be a more effective treatment for depression than medication.  Therapy for depression can help you alleviate your symptoms, raise self-esteem, and discover meaning and purpose.

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