Everyone goes through challenging situations at one time or another. Signs of Depression are real and we are here to help.
Are you experiencing signs of depression or searching for a Depression Therapist? Depression is not "one size fits all," particularly with regard to gender. Not only are women more prone to depression than men, but the causes of female depression and even the pattern of symptoms are often different. Many factors contribute to the unique picture of depression in women—from reproductive hormones to social pressures to the female response to stress. Learning about these factors can help you minimize your risk of depression and treat it more effectively.
Depression is a serious condition that can impact every area of your life. It can affect your social life, relationships, career, and sense of self-worth and purpose. For women in particular, depression is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, according to the National Mental Health Association, about one in every eight women will develop depression at some point during her lifetime.
Depression is a serious medical illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year1. Often a debilitating disorder, depression results in a persistent state of sadness or loss of interest or pleasure which interferes with an individual's thoughts, behavior, mood, and physical health. Learn more about depression symptoms.
If you’re feeling sad, guilty, tired, and just generally “down in the dumps,” you may be suffering from depression. But the good news is that depression is treatable, and the more you understand about depression’s particular impact on women, the more equipped you will be to tackle the condition.
Signs and symptoms of depression in women may include:
Depressed or "sad" mood
Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you used to enjoy
Feelings of guilt, hopelessness and worthlessness
Suicidal thoughts or recurrent thoughts of death
Sleep disturbance (sleeping more or sleeping less)
Appetite and weight changes
Lack of energy and fatigue
What Can I Expect During The Counseling Process? Every individual is different and so the number of sessions and my therapeutic approach varies according to your specific needs. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your presenting issue, and any progress or new insights.