How do I know if I’m depressed?
Look out for these repetitive symptoms…
Depression is a mental health disorder that comes with persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities.
It can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms, such as changes in appetite and sleep patterns, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate that someone is experiencing depression.
These can include:
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What is the treatment for depression?
Therapists at Therapy Unlocked treat depressive disorders with a variety of approaches
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – It aims to help people change the way they think and behave in order to reduce feelings of depression.
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) – A mindfulness based therapy that helps you work on staying focused on the moment and accept feelings and thoughts without judgment.
Eye Movement Desensitization Repossessing (EMDR) – This therapy approach uses a technique that involves ‘bilateral stimulation’ to free you from emotional pain from disturbing memories that may be triggering your depression.
Medication Management – Medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and benzodiazepines are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, although the choice of medication will depend on the specific condition and the individual person.
It is important to note that everyone may experience these symptoms differently, and the severity of symptoms can vary. If think you are experiencing several of the symptoms on a consistent basis, and they are interfering with your ability to function in your daily life, reach out to us at Therapy Unlocked to set up an appointment.