Depression is more than occasional sadness. Depression can result in lack of interest in hobbies and socializing, disruptions in sleeping and eating, lowering your ability to cope with stress. It can cause irritability, angry outbursts, frequent crying, and suicidal thoughts. Depression affects how you feel and think, and how you manage stressful situations.
Here are some of the symptoms of depression:
- Feelings of sadness or emptiness, crying
- Irritability and angry outbursts
- Loss of interest or pleasure in most normal activities
- Sleep disturbances, sleeping too much or too little
- Feeling tired
- Reduced or increased appetite, changes in weight
- Anxiety or restlessness
- Feeling guilty, not being able to let go of past mistakes
- Trouble thinking, concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- Frequent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts
Psychotherapy helps with Depression by teaching how feelings, thoughts, and behavior are related, and helping you understand difficult situations or relationships that may be making your depression worse.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, can be helpful in changing patterns of thinking and behavior in order to change the way you feel. If you may be experiencing depression, Individual psychotherapy can help.
If you would like a consultation to see if therapy is right for you, please contact me to set up an appointment.
My office is in the Golf Corporate Center in Arlington Heights, IL., at 415 W. Golf Road, Suite 21. This is two blocks west of Arlington Heights Road.
The office is convenient to Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, and Schaumburg.