Fact: Depression Affects 1 in 5 People
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Depression is often confused with sadness, but there is a big difference.
When a person is sad, that person is experiencing a difficult, but temporary, emotion. Often, the emotion dissipates after a few hours, a couple days, after a good cry or a long talk.
Depression, on the other hand, is a prolonged feeling of sadness and dispair, and it's a state of mind in which a person consistently thinks negatively about his or her self, others, and life in general.
Depression can drain the happiness of life out of both the person with depression, and those closest to the depressed person.
Symptoms of Depression Include:
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Problems sleeping
- Feeling lethargic
- Repeating and recurring thoughts
- Problems concentrating
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Many people don’t realize how treatable clinical depression is--it is very treatable! Decades of clinical studies (as well as out firsthand experience) has found that therapy helps clients recovery from the mildest to the most severe depression, often very quickly.
The questions below cannot confirm whether or not you are depressed. However, if you answer “yes” to more than three, there's a good chance that you might be experiencing clinical depression:
- Are you bothered by things that didn't used to bother you?
- Are you experiencing an increase in physical ailments, aches or pains?
- Are you having trouble falling asleep at night; or waking up early, unable to fall back asleep?
- Do you feel down most of the day, most days of the week, for at least 2 weeks?
- Has your appetite or weight recently fluctuated?
- Are you having any problems concentrating on simple tasks?
- Do simple daily tasks seem to take a large effort to accomplish?
- Does the future seem dark, unattractive, or unpleasant?
- Do you feel lonely, or have you been withdrawing from others?
- Have hobbies or pastimes that you used to enjoy now bring you no pleasure?
Remember, depression isn't just "the blues", or feeling low. Symptoms of depression are so strong that they inhibit one's ability to function normally in life (and technically, to be considered depression, they persist for at least 2 weeks).
Depression can be worsened by an overly busy lifestyle, by life changes large or small, and even by the change in seasons.
Again, there very effective treatment for depression. Call 215-399-9764 and let's start getting you back in the game of life--today.
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