A mood disorder that has varied symptoms from one person to another. It is a problem that can affect many different aspects of a person’s life. It can affect the body and generate physical symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue, appetite disturbance, diminished sex drive and anxiety. It can affect the mind interfering with the ability to think clearly, notice and remember details and make good decisions. It can affect emotions causing feelings of sadness, despair, worthlessness and apathy. It can affect behavior leading to alcohol or drug abuse, suicide attempts and other self destructive behaviors. It can affect interpersonal relationships leading to anger, aggression, withdrawal and marital/family distress.
Symptoms of depression:
Feelings of hopelessness, even when there is reason to be hopeful
Fatigue or low energy
Much less interest or pleasure in most regular activities
Feeling worthless or excessive guilt
Lessened ability to think or concentrate
Thinking distorted thoughts
Suicidal thoughts or recurrent thoughts of death
Significant weight loss or weight gain
Not wanting to socialize, isolating
Sleeping too much or too little
Physical aches and pains can increase
The main types of depression are:
Major depressive disorder
Bipolar Depression: affecting both ends of the mood continuum depression and mania
Dysthymia: less intense and more chronic form of depression
Medication is a valuable tool for reducing symptoms and managing ones depression so it does not spiral out of control. In addition psychotherapy is effective for treating this illness and reducing the relapse rate while helping the client feel better because they are an active participant in their recovery process. Depression is highly responsive to good treatment which is often a combination of medication, self-care and psychotherapy.
A Susan Brenner, LMFT
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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Anxiety, Men's Issues, Depression, Addiction, Infidelity, Personal Growth for Individuals, Counseling for Teenage Girls and Young Women, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, and Discernment Counseling.
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A Susan Brenner, LMFT provides confidential, supportive counseling and therapy services for couples and individuals focusing on areas that include, but are not limited to: Depression Symptoms, Anxiety Symptoms, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Online Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Depression Treatment, Asperger's Symptoms, and Men's Issues.
She also specializes in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Addiction, Infidelity, Personal Growth for Individuals, Counseling for Teenage Girls and Young Women, and Discernment Counseling.
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