DEPRESSION

Sadness is a normal part of our emotional experience. 

 

Especially in response to a sad event it is normal for people to feel down, melancholy, or have “the blues.” However, sometimes sadness can persist for extensive periods of time or seem to be drastically disproportionate to a triggering event. If these low moods continue for more than a couple of weeks and interferes with your daily life, it may be a clinically significant depressive episode.

Common symptoms of depression
 

  • Persistent sadness and low mood

  • Losing interest in activities that used to be enjoyable

  • Fatigue and decreased energy

  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness  

  • Decreased motivation

  • Irritability

  • Persistent feelings of emptiness

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Lack of appetite or overeating

  • Increased feelings of shame and guilt and worthlessness

  • Thoughts or attempts of suicide

  • Insomnia or over sleeping

  • Decreased libido

 

Overcome Depression 

Depending on the severity, depression can be extremely debilitating to an individual and their loved ones. At Houston Therapy we specialize in helping people overcome depression. There are many forms of depression treatment, however, extensive research has shown that ongoing counseling and therapy for depression is essential for recovery and relapse prevention. We have helped many people recover from depression through counseling and return to their “old selves” with more insight about themselves and a greater clarity about the path forward. Sometimes a combination of depression therapy and medication may be helpful. If this is the case, your therapist for depression can work with your psychiatrist or doctor to insure you get the best possible care. If you think you might be struggling with depression, take the first step towards feeling better and contact our Houston Therapy intake coordinator today.