Depression

 

Prevalent Concerns
Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Depression
Anxiety
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mood Disorders
Eating Disorders
Personal Adjustment
Anger Management Texas

Depression (also referred to as Major Depression) is more than just sadness. People with depression may experience a lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, significant weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleeping, lack of energy, inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide. Everyone feels sad or “blue” on occasion, but for most people, these feelings of grief and sadness tend to lessen with the passing of time. However, if a person’s feelings of sadness last for two weeks or longer, and if they interfere with daily life activities, something more serious than “feeling blue” may be going on.
 
People who are depressed may become overwhelmed and exhausted and may stop participating in their routine activities. They may withdraw from family and friends. Some may even have thoughts of death or suicide. Counseling offers people the opportunity to identify the factors that contribute to their depression and to deal effectively with the psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and situational causes. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable with counseling and often medication.