Do I have depression or am I just sad?
Depression can present different symptoms, depending on the person. But for most people, depressive disorder changes how they function day-to-day, and typically for more than two weeks. Common symptoms include:
Why do I have depression?
Depression does not have a single cause. It can be triggered by a life crisis, physical illness or something else—but it can also occur spontaneously. Scientists believe several factors can contribute to depression:
How can I overcome depression?
Although depressive disorder can be a devastating illness, it often responds to treatment. The key is to get a specific evaluation and depression treatment plan. Safety planning is important for individuals who have suicidal thoughts. After an assessment rules out medical and other possible causes, a patient-centered treatment plan for depression can include any or a combination of the following:
Do I have to take medication?
Everyone is different. Some clients benefit from therapy alone and never need to take any medication for managing depression. Others benefit from therapy and medication for some time.
How long before I start to feel better?
Treatment for depression depends on the individuals needs. Most clients see a significant difference after 8-10 sessions. We offer competitive rates and also accept Aetna, Cigna, AvMed and United Health Care Insurance plans.
What will therapy look like for me?
Therapy is an interactive processes between a person and a qualified mental health professional. The purpose of therapy is to explore feelings, behaviors and thoughts to increase problem solving skills or achieve higher levels of functioning. Psychotherapy is a gift to oneself and strives to increase a sense of well-being. Psychotherapists apply a variety of methods based on communication, discussion and exploration, all of which have the intention to improve the mental health of a client. Therapy may bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Together you and your therapist can find strength in your experiences and use that to live a more fulfilling life in a safe, open-minded, and nonjudgmental space.
Is someone you know suffering with depression? We can help.
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