Depression is a mental health condition that affects how you feel, think, and behave. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems that can make it hard to function on a daily basis. For example, you may have trouble sleeping, lose interest in favorite activities, gain or lose weight, contemplate suicide, and think that life isn’t worth living. Depression can affect anyone, however it tends to start during the late teens through the mid-20s. Luckily, this condition is treatable and many people are able to effectively manage their depression using different techniques.
Did You Know?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, it is estimated that depression affects 1 in 15 adults every year.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the symptoms of depression?
People with depression tend to feel down and hopeless and lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. Other common symptoms of depression can include:
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping excessively
- Loss of energy
- Feeling restless, irritable
- Difficulty concentrating/focusing
- Negative thoughts about one’s self worth (i.e., feeling like you are a failure or like you are not good enough)
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Symptoms associated with depression generally last longer than two weeks and change your ability to function. If you think you may be experiencing depression, schedule a consultation with our team at Transitions Counseling in Glendale, Chandler, North Phoenix, or South Mountain. Our team is also available for telehealth appointments.
How is depression diagnosed?
At Transitions Counseling, Dr. Krauss and our team diagnose depression by performing a formal assessment. During this evaluation, you will be asked about your symptoms, medical history, and other factors that could affect your mental health.
How is depression treated at Transitions Counseling?
At Transitions Counseling, we use integrative programs to guide you through your own personal recovery with respect and compassion. Our practice uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and interventions that address the whole person. During your treatment, you may be encouraged to participate in one or more of the following:
- DBT Skills Training
- EMDR Sessions
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Family Groups & Workshops
- Group Counseling
- Meditation & Mindfulness Exercises
- Nutritional Assessment & Coaching
- Yoga Practice & Yoga Therapy
It is important to understand that depression can affect anyone. If you are feeling down, our team at Transitions Counseling in Glendale, Chandler, North Phoenix or South Mountain would love to help you get back on your feet with an integrative depression treatment program that addresses the whole person. Give us a call for more information!