Depression Counseling in Philadelphia is Now Available
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Did you know that depression affects 1 in 5 people? Indeed, depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world, though many often confuse depression with sadness. The truth is that there is a big difference between depression and a case of "the blues."
When a person is sad, they are experiencing a difficult, but temporary, emotion. Often, the emotion dissipates after a few hours, days or weeks. These moods are often alleviated by a good cry or a long talk.
Depression, on the other hand, is a prolonged feeling of sadness and dispair, and it is a state of mind in which a person consistently thinks negatively about his or her self, others and life in general.
Additionally, depression can drain the happiness and motivation out of the life of both the person with depression and those closest to him or her.
Symptoms of Depression Include:
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Problems sleeping
- Feeling lethargic
- Repeating and recurring thoughts
- Problems concentrating
Philadelphia Depression Counseling
Many people don’t realize that clinical depression is one of the most treatable illnesses in the world. Decades of clinical studies (as well as firsthand experience) have found that therapy helps clients recovery from the mildest to the most severe cases of depression, and it often works very quickly.
The questions below cannot confirm whether or not you are depressed, but 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 and can't fall back asleep?
- Have you been feeling down most of the day and 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 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 persist longer than just a few weeks.
Depression can be worsened by an overly busy lifestyle, big and small life changes and even the change in seasons.
Again, there very effective treatments for depression. Call (215) 399-9764 and let's start getting you back in the game of life...today.
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