● Are you feeling hopeless and discouraged?
● Have you been sad most of the day for many days?
● Do you feel stuck in some aspect of your life?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be depressed. Although sadness is a regular part of life that everybody experiences at times, depression is characterized by sadness that does not seem to go away and starts to feel overwhelming.
Signs of Depression
The following description of some common signs of depression may help you to better recognize if you or a loved one needs help:
Depression can involve a loss of interest or pleasure in things that you used to care about and enjoy. For example: Have you stopped exercising even though you used to do it regularly? Do you no longer care how your home looks and find that you haven’t been keeping up with the cleaning, laundry, and maintenance? Do you find excuses to stay home alone rather than get together with friends?
Other signs of depression include trouble concentrating and paying attention, which can negatively impact your work or school performance. Everything can seem exhausting and you may have a loss of energy. Is it difficult for you to make decisions? Do you often feel tired? Are you feeling guilty that you don’t have the energy to be the parent that you want to be?
You may also experience changes in your sleep pattern or appetite. Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you wake up too early in the morning and then can’t go back to sleep? Insomnia is a common symptom of depression.
If some of the signs above describe how you have been feeling, then it is important to get professional help. Our licensed professional staff at The Snow Psychology Group has had many years of experience successfully helping people who are depressed to feel better and we are available to help you too. Let us help you get back to feeling like the person that you used to be or the person that you would like to become so that you can lead a more joyful and satisfying life. Extensive research and evidence has consistently shown that psychotherapy, particularly, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), is effective for treating depression.
We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your specific situation. Call Dr. Snow at 240-676-4206 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Our group private practice is located in Rockville, MD. More information about our staff is available at Meet the Staff. There is no need to suffer any longer because effective help is available. We can help you to feel better and reach your personal goals.
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