Depression

Depression

Over 16 million Americans suffer from depression.  The symptoms can vary in both intensity and duration.  For some, the symptoms make it difficult to perform basic daily tasks.  As a result, it’s easy to feel hopeless and helpless, but help is available. Make an appointment today by calling (317) 754-0808 or scheduling an appointment online.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is depression?

Firstly, feelings of sadness, irritability, and despair are common.  Many people also experience self-doubt, loss of any pleasure, and a distorted and negative sense of self.  These feelings disrupt your life and negatively impact your health and wellness. It is a severe condition stemming from irregularities in your brain chemistry.

In addition to the neurotransmitters in your brain, depression is also influenced by feelings of helplessness or loss. Therefore, if you have a personal history of violence, neglect, and poverty or if another member of your family has depression or another mental health condition, your risk of developing depression increases.

What are the symptoms?

If you have depression, you may experience a variety of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. In addition to feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, and emptiness, you may also have:

  • Depressed mood
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Loss of interest of pleasure
  • Fatigue nearly every day
  • Anger management
  • Significant weight change
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Diminished concentration
  • Recurring thoughts of death

If you have thoughts of harming yourself, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for immediate assistance.

How is it treated?

Firstly, your treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment. Secondly, your counselor will help you explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and identify themes to explore during counseling sessions.

Thirdly,  you have weekly therapy appointments during which you talk to your counselor and work toward resolving any underlying issues or conditions that contribute to your condition.

Call The Counseling Center at (317) 754-0808 to schedule an appointment for help with your depression.

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