Do you find yourself feeling sad, down in the dumps, low on energy, or unmotivated to do much of anything? Most people at one time or another feel this way for short periods of time. On the other hand, true clinical depression is a mood disorder, which affects millions of Americans of every race, gender, and socioeconomic status of all ages, whereby these and other symptoms last for weeks or longer, and interfere with everyday life. However, there is hope! You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer with this. Let a skilled and compassionate counselor help you on your path to healing, so you can start feeling better and get back to enjoying your life.
Below is a list of some common symptoms of depression. If you would like to share this with your therapist please check those that apply to you so you discuss it in more depth. Keep in mind that it does not necessarily mean you have depression.
Feelings of hopelessness & helplessness
Changes in sleep (too much, not enough, or restless sleep)
Changes in eating habits (more than usual or not enough)
Withdrawing and/or isolating from people
Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate, guilt
Loss of interest or ability to enjoy yourself (ie. hobbies, time with friends, etc.)
Loss of motivation to complete everyday life tasks (ie. going to work, house chores, etc.)
Lack of energy and fatigue
Feelings of irritability, agitation, and/or restlessness