Everyone experiences sadness from time to time. However, if your sadness seems to last longer or feel worse, or is interfering with your ability to live your life to its fullest, you may want to be evaluated for depression. Depression can take many forms, but people usually experience prolonged and unexplained sadness, emotional numbness, low energy, and changes in appetite, weight, or sleep. They also report feeling guilty, have difficulty concentrating, and may think of suicide. Whatever your symptoms, depression can interfere with your relationships, self-esteem, work, and spirituality. It can even make tasks like getting out of bed or returning a phone call seem impossible or overwhelming.
The good news is that depression is treatable and studies have found that therapy can help. Imagine what life could be like if depression didn’t weigh you down. You could start feeling joy again when getting together with the people you love. Your self-esteem, sleep, and energy could all improve, and the constant negative thoughts that rattle in your mind could be replaced with more realistic thinking about your uniqueness as a human. If you have been feeling depressed, call me today to discuss your concerns and options.