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Depression can be a complicated condition. Like many diseases or ailments, is does not always follow an exact path from onset to recovery. For many people, feeling depressed is a normal part of life, the ebb and flow of life’s ups and downs. Depression exists on a continuum from mild to severe and all points in between.
For many people who experience a mild form of depression, talk therapy is helpful in alleviating symptoms of depression and understanding how to keep symptoms at bay. Creating and maintaining healthy relationships and lifestyle is a good way to help in your recovery. While this is difficult for everyone, of course, there are always small adjustments and changes we can make in our routines to help us be healthier.
Feelings of sadness and depression are common during major life changes, such as the loss of a loved one. Being more teary, prone to depressive feelings, lacking energy, and struggling to concentrate are all normal marks of depression that often surface during times of upheaval and change. However, if symptoms expand to include insomnia, for example, or if your symptoms are persisting and even worsening, the best course of action is to call your doctor right away. Most primary care doctors are able to assess for levels of depression and help you make a decision on things like the following:
a) Ruling out a medical reason for the depression
b) Recommending changes in diet that could help
c) Finding support for issues related to drug or alcohol abuse
d) Making referrals to a therapist, substance abuse treatment, or psychiatric medication specialist
e) exploring family history of mental disorders including OCD, Anxiety, and Bipolar I and II.
There are many facets to an individual’s depression. Understanding them and finding a path forward can require short-term expert assistance to manage symptoms in order to get back to what you value most: leading a productive, fulfilling life.
Some of the feelings which can underlie depression include:
Low Self Esteem
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If you are struggling to get your “self” back and find you are just getting by during the day, Contact us today for a 15 minute consult to talk about what is going on for you and how we can help. Depression doesn’t need to last forever. There are ways of getting help. We would be honored to be part of your journey. We are based in Amesbury MA and are also able to offer online counseling to anyone living in Massachusetts. If you live in Massachusetts, we would love to be part of your journey toward regaining your old self.
*If you are experiencing severe symptoms of depression and have landed on this page, please, please reach out to a friend, family member or go to a hospital emergency room. Feeling better is possible if you reach out and let someone help you through this.