Depression is a common disorder which is characterized by feelings of persistent sadness and lack of motivation.  17% of the population will experience major depression at some point in their lifetime.  Although most people will experience these feelings for short periods of time throughout their life, it is not considered to be a disorder unless it impacts your ability to function on a daily basis.   Some symptoms of depression include:

  • change in appetite

  • change in sleeping patterns

  • decreased energy/fatigue

  • feelings of helplessness/hopelessness

  • lack of pleasure from activities one used to enjoy

  • feelings of worthlessness

  • increased irritability/anger

  • thoughts/plans of suicide or self-harm

 

When working together to treat your depression, I will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more realistic and useful ones. I also will take some time to explore your past and to help you identify events or experiences that gave rise to your current sense of the world and patterns of thought.  

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