Depression is a common and serious mental health issue that can significantly impact your quality of life. It can take many forms, including a major depression disorder, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder, postpartum depression, or bipolar disorder.
No matter the form, depression can have a major impact on daily life functioning by making it difficult to engage in basic day-to-day activities, such as grocery shopping and doing chores at home, or larger responsibilities related to school, work, or family.
When feeling depressed, we can feel sad, ashamed, and hopeless. Other symptoms can include a lack of energy, poor or excessive sleep, fatigue, loss of motivation, and loss of interest in things we used to enjoy. .Often, we blame ourselves for how we feel, incorrectly believing that we are weak, "broken", and that others do not feel this way.
Left untreated, depression can change how we see life and make us feel stuck in our sadness. Any tasks, even the ones that were easily dealt with in the past, become mountains.
Fortunately, depression is one of the most studied psychological difficulties and there are many proven evidence-based techniques that can effectively reduce or even eliminate the symptoms.
If you are struggling with depression or mood difficulties, effective treatment is available. Please contact me or use the form below if you are ready to begin your recovery.