Everyone feels depressed at some point during life, however for people with depression, these feelings are much more intense and do not simply go away or get better. It is a serious illness which is caused by changes in brain chemistry. These changes decrease the brain’s ability to send and receive neurotransmitters and chemicals. Which can cause problems with circulating the chemicals in the brain tied to positive emotions. Several factors can influence whether or not a person develops depression including:
Many people often go without the help they need. I am here to provide the best type of treatment for each person’s unique struggles with depression.
When a person has depression it affects every aspect of life; emotions, thought patterns, and behaviors. The symptoms are typically experienced in groups and can be very difficult to deal with. Symptoms include:
A variety of options will be used to treat depression. The exact method used will be based on the person’s unique circumstances and how they respond to different methods. I will frequently use a combination of treatments including psychotherapy techniques and lifestyle changes. In therapy sessions, the emotions and thoughts which the person is dealing with will be discussed to help find the cause behind them. I also use an integrative approach. This means many different therapy methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques, may be used. That way, my client receives the right type of treatment for their personal needs. Lifestyle changes can also be beneficial and include increased physical activity, changing eating habits, getting quality sleep, and minimizing stress.
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