Getting Relief From Your Clinical Depression

An individual may have a genetic predisposition to clinical depression. Trauma may be the culprit in a more aggressive onset of depression. Or an individual may be struggling to acclimate to a severe change or transitional period. Wherever the depression is originating from, a wide array of treatment options and combinations are available and improving all the time.

There are common misconceptions about depression that make it difficult to discuss or acknowledge. People suffering from depression will often consider themselves ungrateful. Or they may blame lethargy caused by depression on ‘laziness,’ or otherwise place blame on themselves.

Depression is not a character flaw. It cannot be cured by willpower or virtue. Depression can affect any and everyone in every make, model, and walk of life. Regardless of race, age, gender, or socioeconomic status, depression is a serious condition. A condition that requires compassionate treatment.

Individuals suffering from clinical depression can often be conscientious of their abilities to take care of themselves slipping away. A person suffering from depression can often sense the subtle, sneaking effects of long-term depression. Like a sinkhole swallowing them up. Soon, they find themselves at the bottom of their sinkhole with no way of climbing out on their own.

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Understanding The Many Different Kinds of Clinical Depression

There is more than one kind of clinical depressive disorder. Some include Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. Depression can also be situational or come as a side symptom of an altogether separate disorder.

As there are so many variations of depression, you may experience classic symptoms. Or symptoms that seem hard to place or associate with depression. There are some symptoms that can appear in all and any of the disorders listed above.

Some of those symptoms can include but are not limited to:

  • Sleep disturbances (insomnia, sleepwalking, trouble falling or staying asleep, oversleeping, etc)
  • Persistent lethargy and frequent fatigue
  • Low, sad moods that are difficult or impossible to ease
  • Feelings of worthlessness and/or hopelessness
  • Issues of self-esteem
  • Loss of interest in activities/people/places that usually give you joy
  • Feelings of emotional numbness
  • A sudden or dramatic change in appetite (eating too much or eating too little)
  • A lack of excitability
  • Loss of motivation and/or inspiration
  • Indecision and trouble focusing

In severe cases, an individual may experience intrusive thoughts about and urges to self-harm, or experience suicidal ideation.

Ready to Get Started with Depression Therapy?

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, there is no form too light or moderate to warrant suffering in silence. There is an array of helpful treatment styles and combinations that can ease this misery. We are here to help you.

Call our office and schedule an appointment today, and let’s get you the relief you need.

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Begin Depression Therapy in Atlanta, GA

Ready to find relief from your depression symptoms? If you feel like your life is spent stuck in painful emotions, counseling could help. Our team at Informed Therapy Group in Atlanta Georgia will work with you to begin managing your emotions and provide you with the support and guidance you need. If you’re ready to feel heard and valued in your own space, then follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Informed Therapy Group
  2. Meet with one of our skilled depression therapists
  3. Start managing your depression and start living your life

Other Services Offered at Informed Therapy Group

At Informed Therapy Group we understand that you may be struggling with more than your depression symptoms. In addition to depression therapy, our online practice offers therapy for stress management, anxiety therapy, and therapy for grief and loss. We also specialize in couples therapy, pregnancy counseling, and postpartum therapy. To learn more about Informed Therapy read About Us, FAQs, and our blog!