Depression And Anxiety

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Depression commonly manifests physically, through stomach pains, headaches, disrupted or excessive sleep, and motor control difficulty. While the causes of depression are unknown, a predisposition for it runs in families and it can be triggered by trauma and adverse life circumstances. Depression is diagnosed more frequently in women and tends to display differently in women than in men.

People tend to suffer higher rates of depression after giving birth and in late fall. Depression and anxiety often exacerbate each other and people with depression commonly have difficulty concentrating on tasks and conversations. Some people abuse alcohol and drugs or overeat as a way of coping, causing them to develop other medical problems. Depressed people are also at increased risk for self-harm.

Depression is a mental illness which is characterized by prolonged emotional symptoms including:

    • Apathy
    • Sadness
    • Guilt
    • Exhaustion
    • Irritability

Diagnosing depression involves an evaluation and physical tests to determine whether a person’s symptoms are actually being caused by a different disorder. A person must have been experiencing symptoms for at least two weeks to be diagnosed with depression. Every case is unique and requires individual attention, but there are a number of effective complementary ways of treating depression, including:

    • Talk therapy
    • Medication
    • Adopting a healthier lifestyle

Ensuring you have a tailored plan for support is key as your insight aids you and your therapist in identifying helpful resources and tools that can be of aid in treating your depression. Whether therapy done outdoors, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, or walk and talk therapy, you will find a variety of complimentary tools as well at our practice to help you in your overall journey.

For more information about Depression and Anxiety Therapy, give us a call at (270) 943-7818.

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