Depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Depression is absolutely crippling. Depression is devastating, and it is wildly common.
Worldwide, Depression is the number 4 cause of disability today and will be number two by 2025.
What is Depression?
Depression is defined by the inability to feel pleasure. It is accompanied by intense feelings of grief, and guilt; obsessing about something you did some 12 years ago and it takes on a delusional quality. It transforms your sense of who you are. People who are depressed often have feelings of hopelessness and have a higher risk of suicide and self-injury. People who are clinically depressed also feel extreme exhaustion, so it takes every ounce of energy just to get out of bed and get dressed everyday.
Symtoms of Depression : Just as with juvenile diabetes,depression has a biological component, and we certainly don't sit down with a diabetic and say "oh, come on, stop babying yourself with this insulin stuff and pull it together:"
Physiologically, the bodies of people who are experiencing major depression work differently. Lots of people have trouble sleeping; one classic sign that you are suffering from clinical depression include waking up early, 4 or 5 in the morning and you can't fall back to sleep. Another symptom of clinical depression includes appetite changes such as having a decreased appetite. If you are depressed, biologically you are dealing with a high Activation of the stress hormones, and adrenaline, glucocorticoids are at high livels in your body where you are having a massive stress response, with increased metabolic rate, increased muscle tone. All of this is going on internally. Some people only get depressed in the winter. This is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and this has to do with their biological clocks going out of whack, again it has to do with biology.
If you are depressed.
You do not have to live like this. It is very important to get help. You are not alone and you don't have to continue to suffer. This is a very real disease that requires you to get help.
We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach that is evidenced-based tailored to each client 's individual's needs to help attain the personal growth you're striving for.