Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44. Depression ranks among the top 3 workplace issues in the U.S., along with family crisis and stress. Over 80% of those treated for depression show an improvement in symptoms within 4-6 weeks after starting therapeutic treatment. When you need help you can reach out to Monmouth Integrative Counseling Services. We have trained and dedicated depression therapists waiting to help.
Knowing if you are Dealing with Depression
1 in 5 Americans will be impacted by mental illness during their lifetimes. Some people when depressed also experience anxiety and can benefit from seeing an anxiety therapist in Wall NJ. Depression is not just being sad. You might be sad as part of your depression, but simply “cheering up” does not resolve depression. There are several categories of depression, but the two main types of depression are chronic depression and situational depression.
Situational depression may arise after a major life event that we can not recover from. We try to move forward in life, but what has happened has propelled us into a state of emptiness or numbness. Often times, people with situational depression have never experienced the feelings of clinical depression before. Chronic depression, on the other hand, is more of a constant and perpetual state of being.
Chronic depression is a diagnosis we may always have, but will experience times of no symptoms and times of increased symptoms. Symptoms may include lack of confidence or low self-esteem, lack of interest in doing activities or everyday pleasures, feelings of despair and hopelessness, being withdrawn from socializing, feeling fatigued or lethargic, intrusive thoughts about the past and feelings of guilt, not being productive, increased irritability and not being able to make decisions or concentrate on daily life. In addition, we may experience excessive sleep (hypersomnia) or inability to sleep (insomnia), decreased appetite and weight loss, or increased appetite weight gain, hyperactivity, low sex drive, decreased energy, and having thought of suicide or death.
Options for Treating Depression
Two thirds of people with depression do not actively seek proper treatment. There are several options for treating depression and it is important to know help is available.
An option is what a depression therapist or an anxiety therapist in Wall NJ does in the form of counseling or therapy. For example with cognitive therapy, our counselors can help patients change their thought patterns so that they no longer view things as mistakes or deficiencies. If you are looking for a therapist to help, you can get in touch with us today at Monmouth Integrative Counseling Services. Our therapists are trained and experienced and have a lot of success in the services they offer. We are happy to help and guide patients of various ages to better understand and recover from their depression.