Is your depression getting the best of you?
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It is a miserable experience that can leave you lifeless and even wanting to die. The good news is, most people with depression, even severe depression, can get better with treatment.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Current research suggests that depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Sadly, many people struggle with the condition on their own, for months or even years, before getting professional help.
No two people are affected the same way by depression and there is no “one-size-fits-all” for treatment. It may take some trial and error to find the treatment that works best for you. If you suspect you may be experiencing depression do get in touch with myself or another healthcare professional. Depression can be effectively treated, but only you can take the first step.
What depression can look like:
Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
Decreased energy or fatigue
Appetite and/or weight changes
Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
*To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.