If you have found this page, you or somebody you love is experiencing depressive symptoms. Let me tell you a little more about what depression looks and feels like and possible causes. With this information, you will be able to better understand if treatment would be beneficial for you. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 612-704-2423 if you still have questions.
Here is a list of common symptoms that accompany sad, depressed, or hopeless feelings. You do not have to experience every one of these symptoms to be diagnosed with depression. However if you are experiencing several of these symptoms or notice they are worsening, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-704-2423 to discuss treatment options.
- Lack of interest or pleasure in your usual activities
- Lack of motivation
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in weight
- Sleep difficulties
- Feeling tired, lethargic, or loss of energy
- Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, low self-esteem
- Poor concentration
- Self-harm, suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempts
There are several reasons that bring a client with depression into my office. Here are a few of the reasons I see clients feeling depressed:
- Major life stressors – maybe you have had one stressor or maybe you have had several that have piled up and not been processed. This could include deaths, work stress, family issues, marital problems, a new baby, or financial struggles.
- Past trauma – the unresolved negative beliefs from past trauma have a way of getting “stuck” and becoming our present thoughts. This could sound like “I’m worthless,” “It was all my fault,” or “I failed.”
- Other untreated mental health issues – For example, anxiety. Anxiety and depression are co-morbid. That means they are often diagnosed together. If you feel you excessively worry and this was never treated, it could lead to depressive feelings and this could start to feel overwhelming and hopeless.
- Genetics – Does depression run in the family? If so, this means you have a greater chance of being diagnosed with depression or just feel stress and sadness harder than others.
Do any of these reasons connect with what you are experiencing? Contact me to schedule your consultation. In addition, check out my favorite resources/books to begin your journey at home: