What is Depression Therapy?
When you’re depressed, sometimes it feels like you can never escape the dark clouds looming overhead. At times, the overwhelming feeling of hopelessness can be like a heavy weight, and it can take every ounce of energy just to get out of bed. Depression therapy can help you start taking control of your emotions, thoughts, and actions and allow you to start living your life again.
What Are the Symptoms?
There are a plethora of signs and symptoms of depression, but it can still be difficult to pinpoint.
Some Symptoms Include:
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Irritability or restlessness
- Loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Overeating or weight loss
- Persistent sad, anxious, or empty feelings
- Thoughts of suicide
What Types of Depression Are There?
All depression types are different and may require different treatments.
These Types Include:
- Major Depression
Incessant feelings of sadness that are present every day for at least 2 weeks.
- Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)
Less severe with fewer symptoms than Major Depression.
- Atypical Depression
Specific symptoms that other depression types don’t focus on, like weight gain or excessive sleep.
- Postpartum Depression
Chemical, social, and psychological changes linked with having a baby.
- Bipolar Depression (Manic Depression)
Periods of clinical depression with periods of normal mood and energy in between.
- Seasonal Depression (SAD)
Hormones trigger attitude-related changes at certain times of the year.
- Psychotic Depression
Severe depressive illness combined with some form of psychosis.