Everyone experiences sadness from time to time. However, if your sadness seems to persist or get worse, you may want to be evaluated for depression. Depression can take many forms, but people usually experience 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. 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 several types of therapy have been found to help people struggling with depression. Imagine what life could be like if you felt joy again when getting together with the people you love. Your self-esteem, sleep, and energy could all improve. The negative thoughts that constantly rattle in your mind could quiet. Replacing them would be more realistic thinking about your uniqueness as a human. If you have been feeling depressed, call me today so we can discuss your concerns and options.