We all feel low from time to time; circumstances or events in life can bring you down, but how do you distinguish between sadness and serious depression – and why would you seek professional help?
If you suffer from a number of the following symptoms for longer than a couple of weeks you may be suffering from depression:
- Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Appetite or weight changes
- Sleep changes
- Anger or irritability
- Loss of energy
- Reckless behavior
- Problems concentrating
- Unexplained aches and pains
Signs of depression vary but if you suffer persistent feelings of hopelessness and despair, you feel empty and numb and sometimes find it tough just to get through a day, you may be a victim of this common, debilitating mood disorder. Depression affects how you feel, think, and function on a daily basis. It can interfere with your work, your studies, your eating habits, and affect your sleep pattern. It can have an impact on every aspect of your life. If untreated it can become a serious health condition and you may have suicidal thoughts and be at risk of self-harm.
Anyone can become clinically depressed. You may be genetically predisposed to suffer depression or you may have had particular life experiences which have brought it on. You may have been suffering for such a long time that you almost accept it as a normal way of being. It can be difficult to motivate yourself to seek treatment for depression. You may have tried to help yourself by making lifestyle changes, trying techniques you have read about, etc., but it can be difficult without the help of mental health professionals. There is a huge variety of tried and tested ways to help someone recover from depression and at CASA Recovery in San Juan Capistrano, CA we would welcome the chance to find one that works for you.
When you are in the grips of depression you may strongly believe that you don’t deserve to feel happiness or that you can’t be helped, that nothing will work and everything is futile. Many people go on suffering from depression don’t get professional depression treatment for that very reason. At CASA Recovery, we understand that you find it difficult to admit that you need help and you may have concerns about what is involved in treatment. You may think that how you feel now is just the way it is and it can’t change but we’re here to show you otherwise. The world can seem a very distant and uninviting place when you are depressed, this can change.
We offer professional depression treatment in a nurturing, caring environment here at CASA Recovery. Our team of therapists and counselors will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. We recognize that everyone experiences things differently and using a holistic approach we will help you reach your potential and guide you towards a more fulfilling life. We offer complementary therapies such as massage therapy and acupuncture and our staff is trained in a range of counseling techniques and psychological therapies. Our aim is to help you through your depression in a way which will work long term. Allow us to help you help yourself. Contact us today for more information.