Depression is more than just emotions of sadness. It is a mental health condition that alters the way you feel, think and behave.
With depression, it can impact every aspect of your life, including your career, relationships and daily activities.
Understanding the signs of depression is important, as it helps you to recognize these changes in yourself or someone you are close to. While everyone goes through periods of sadness (or extreme sadness), depression is different.
Some signs and symptoms of depression include:
There are different types of depression. The most common type is known as clinical depression, (or major depressive disorder).
However, there are other types of depression that occur due to specific conditions, including:
With postpartum depression, it affects women after they have undergone childbirth. For women who have this condition, there is also an increased risk for major depressive disorder.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
SAD is a condition that affects people during wintertime (with the days being shorter in the winter).Bipolar disorder
Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to treat depression. Medication may play an important role in your treatment plan, as well as other lifestyle changes or therapies.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an excellent way to treat depression. This approach teaches you how to evaluate your thoughts and identify or recognize distorted or negative thinking. You’ll learn how to alter both your thoughts and your behaviors to create an optimal well-being.
Mr. Henderson also works with you to improve the changes in your lifestyle caused by depression. If you are struggling with poor sleep quality, anxiety, or lack of energy, these are all areas where he will focus on making improvements.
It’s possible to return to a point of stability, but treating depression takes time and effort. Mr. Henderson works with you to help you find healthy coping mechanisms, moving you closer to happiness and stability.
To schedule an appointment for depression help, call Jeremiah Henderson in Marshall, Texas, or book online today.