If you are experiencing depression you may be feeling sad or hopeless. You may also be losing interest in or not getting pleasure from most of your daily acitivies.
Symptoms of depression may include:
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- A lack of concentration or difficulty with decision making
- Thoughts of death or suicide
- Eat significantly less or more than usual almost every day
- Feeling restless and unable to sit still
- Feeling that moving takes great effort
- Having low self esteem or feeling down on yourself
- Feeling anxious, nervous or worried
- Drinking more alcohol or caffeine almost every day
- Taking more prescription or over the counter medicataion than is directed
- Smoking or using tobacco more often
- A depressed mood most of the day (feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or on the verge of tears)
- Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed
- Weight loss (even when not on a diet) or experiencing weight gain. Also note decreases or increases in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping or being overly tired
- Restlessness or feeling slowed down
- Fatigue or a loss of energy
Depressive disorders can make you feel exhausted, worthless, helpless and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. It is important to realize that these negative views are part of the depression and typically do not accurately reflect the situation. Negative thinking fades as treatment begins to take effect.
Therapy for depression varies based on the individaul and the degree of their symptoms. Debbie has helped hundreds of people recover from their depression and find joy again.
If you are experiencing feelilngs of depression for two weeks or more, call now for a free consultation.