Depression can reveal itself in many forms. For some people, symptoms of depression are marked by a low mood, lack of energy, fatigue, disinterest in things that usually bring pleasure, feelings of hopelessness, loss of appetite and social withdrawal. Other symptoms of depression can include irritability, physical agitation, sleeplessness, poor concentration and indecisiveness.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of the symptoms above, I recommend scheduling an appointment as soon as possible.
Who Is At Risk?
According to the National Institute for Mental Health, “major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Each year about 6.7% of U.S adults experience major depressive disorder. Women are 70 % more likely than men to experience depression during their lifetime. Non-Hispanic blacks are 40% less likely than non-Hispanic whites to experience depression during their lifetime. The average age of onset is 32 years old. Additionally, 3.3% of 13 to 18 year olds have experienced a seriously debilitating depressive disorder.”*
The Good News
Depression is treatable. Psychotherapy can help reduce symptoms of depression and get you on the road to recovery!
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