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Counseling for Depression

Do these thoughts often enter your mind?

  • I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.

  • I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.

  • I hate who I am these days.

  • I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.

  • I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.

  • My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.

If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.

I want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available once they have hope for their lives.

We understand the social stigmas that come with the label of being depressed, and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological and circumstantial factors while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.

Diagnostic Criteria for Major Depressive Disorder

 

The DSM-5 outlines the following criterion to make a diagnosis of depression. The individual must be experiencing five or more symptoms during the same 2-week period and at least one of the symptoms should be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure.

Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day.

1) Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all, or almost all, activities most of the day, nearly every day.

2) Significant weight loss when not dieting or weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day.

3) A slowing down of thought and a reduction of physical movement (observable by others, not merely subjective feelings of restlessness or being slowed down).

4) Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day.

5) Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly every day.

6) Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day.

7) Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan, or a suicide attempt or a specific plan for committing suicide.

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If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Counseling for Depression