Symptoms of a Depressive Episode
- Depressed mood
- Loss of interest or pleasure
- Significant weight change
- Diminished concentration
- Sleep difficulties
- Fatigue nearly every day
- Feelings of worthlessness recurring thoughts of death
Symptoms must cause significant distress.
Symptoms must last for at least two weeks.
- Over ½ of those diagnosed with depression also suffer from anxiety.
- Women are 2x more likely to develop depression.
- Physical exercise has been found to have a significant antidepressant effect.
- A combination of both psychotherapy and medication has been found to be the most effective treatment for depression.
How Can We help You
- Supportive Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: CBT has been found to be equally, if not more effective than medicine in many cases. CBT works by changing self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.