Depression is a condition affecting millions of people all over the world and every person goes through a depressive phase in life at some point.
Depression affects both the mind and the body and causes deep sadness, lethargy, dysphoric mood, anxiety, helplessness, hopelessness, low self esteem and in extreme cases suicidal tendency.
Generally it induces a feeling of displeasure and lack of energy. Patients suffering from depression withdraw in their own world and display anti-social behavior.
Signs and Causes of Depression
If you are facing any or all of the following symptoms, then you might be suffering from depression. They are:
- Fatigue and energy loss
- Alterations in sleeping pattern with disturbed sleep or over sleeping
- Persistent headaches, acute pain and stomach problems
- Overeating or loss of appetite
- Recurrent thoughts of committing suicide
- Overwhelming feeling of worthlessness or guilt
Depression is quite a complicated condition which can be caused by different life incidents. A depressed person can undergo an entire gamut of emotional upsurges ranging from low to severe to clinical depression.
Mid life is generally the time when most people start developing depression symptoms, however, incidents like death, divorce, medication, redundancy can cause depression in all age groups. Sometimes hormonal changes can cause chemical imbalance in neurotransmitters in human brain which leads to depression.
Counseling for Depression
When you are unable to cope with your grief and you feel it is overwhelming you, then it is time to check with a counselor. Psychotherapists are trained to cure depression using treatments which combine medication and various types of therapies.
Talk Therapy happens to be the most effective therapy in treating depression. This therapy conducted with medication can cure patients and give them a fresh lease of life.
A psychotherapist will inculcate good habits in a patient suffering from severe depression by developing effective coping strategies to deal with problems on a regular basis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an extremely effective therapy which has worked in patients stubbornly resisting any effort from the therapist to cure him/her. The therapies not only help in coping with everyday stress, they also help in gaining new perspectives for standing problems in various walks of life.
Individual depression counseling is especially helpful in patients who have mood disorders. Other approaches of depression counseling include interpersonal therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. The later one is a traditional approach to treating depression.
Call Metro Detroit Counseling at (248) 269-9783