Depression Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Allentown, PA
Moods are a fact of life. We all have feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, and fear and it’s normal to feel down when life throws you unexpected curves. However, depression is more than just sadness. It is a dark cloud that just doesn’t leave; no matter how much you want it to. Depression is a disease that can steal everything away from you such as your family, your friends, your work, your drive, your motivation, your fun and joy. It can rob you of your life. It can make the simplest of tasks feel impossible. Family and friends who have never experienced true depression often cannot understand how it truly feels. It’s common to think that no one can help and you have no-where to turn. It can make you feel hopeless.
How Do I Know If I Have Depression?
Millions of people suffer from depression every year and it is more common than you think. Anyone can get depression. Sometimes depression is hereditary and sometimes it can be caused by a traumatic event in your life. Stress can cause a cascade of problems by causing structural and functional changes in your brain. Sometimes it can trigger a downward spiral into a depressive episode. According to the DSM-V, there are several signs and symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from depression: feelings of persistent sadness, diminished interest or no pleasure in almost all activities, changes in weight (loss or gain), insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (sleeping too much), inability to concentrate, slowed thinking or difficulty making decisions, feeling of chronic fatigue or loss of energy, prolonged feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, irritability or anger outbursts, and/or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.
How Can Thriveworks-Allentown Help?
The good news is there is hope for depression. Regardless of the causes, depression is highly treatable and research has proven that counseling can help. You don’t have to feel this way forever. At Thriveworks-Allentown, a counselor will meet with you to help you determine if you are suffering from depression and help you understand what you are going through. There are different types of depression. Adults and children may experience depression differently. The counselors at Thriveworks-Allentown are educated and experienced and can help you get through the darkness. They can also help your family understand it as well. Let’s defeat this enemy and conquer these demons. Don’t struggle and fight this battle alone any longer. Call us! We will try to get you an appointment within 24 hours. Get relief from depression. Don’t lose hope.
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