Depression: Signs of Depression, Symptoms of Depression – Depression Therapy Fresno California

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Some days just seem to be more difficult than others. You don’t quite find the same enjoyment out of the things like you used to. You may have difficulty sleeping or sleep way more than you think you should. Your energy levels have decreased and sometimes you wonder if you’re ever going to feel better.

 

I’m here to help. In depression therapy I take an empathic, genuine, and non-judgmental approach. It’s extremely important for me that you feel safe and comfortable sharing your situation with full confidentiality.

 

For a more clinical perspective, I take a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered and Existential approach to therapy. CBT is an evidenced-based therapy practice that has been empirically proven to help those who are experiencing feelings of depression.

 

Therapy Can Help With:

 

  • Reducing feelings of sadness
  • Increased energy
  • Reducing negative thought patterns
  • Increased positive mood
  • Regained interest and enjoyment out of life
  • Improved relationships

 

If you’re ready to take the first step to feeling well again, click the button below:

 

 

 

 


Depression Definition

 

According to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, Major Depressive Disorder is defined as having a depressed mood, loss of interest, or pleasure in daily activities for a minimum period of two weeks.

 

What are the Signs of Depression?

 

Major Depression Disorder is also characterized by experiencing five or more of symptoms including:

 

  • Depressed mood (e.g. feelings of sadness or emptiness) for nearly every day for most of the day. In children and teens this is commonly expressed as irritability.
  • A lack of interest or pleasure most activities.
  • Weight loss or weight gain. This includes a decrease or increase of appetite nearly every day.
  • Inability to sleep or excessive sleep.
  • Psychomotor agitation nearly every day. These are typically movements that are observable by others and not just movements that are noticed by you.
  • Loss of energy or frequently feeling tired.
  • Difficulty concentrating and/or inability to make decisions. This is beyond your typical difficulty of making a choice for white or wheat bread. The indecisiveness must be to the point of being noticed by others.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Thoughts of death. The suicidal thoughts are beyond the point of merely fearing death.

 

There is no reason that anyone should have to battle depression in the dark.  Everyone goes through a time in their life when they will have depressive feelings; it’s part of being human. If you or someone you know if struggling with depression please know that you are not alone and that there is help and hope for you.

 

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