Lately, you’ve been feeling… sad. You just don’t find joy in anything anymore. Activities you usually love no longer interest you, and you haven’t responded to a text or phone call in days. Rolling out of bed in the morning feels too difficult, and you feel as though you have absolutely nothing to look forward to. Life seems hopeless, pointless, and you feel utterly and completely alone.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, you may be experiencing depression. Depression can take many forms, and can even come and go. But ignoring your depression symptoms can make them worse and limit your ability to lead a normal life.
Depression is a common mental health illness that rears its head far too often, affecting people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Globally, millions of people suffer from depression. Depressive disorders are serious conditions and can have a serious impact on your health and wellbeing if left untreated.
Fortunately, treating depression is possible with the help of the licensed mental health professionals at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA.
What Are the Causes and Types of Depression?
Depression manifests in many ways and can vary from one person to the next. Depression symptoms often include feeling sad or hopeless, loss of interest, mood swings or irritability, and difficulty completing work or basic daily activities.
The causes of depression can be complex and usually involve a combination of social, psychological, and biological factors. Experiencing a detrimental life event like losing your job can also increase your chance of developing depression.
Health conditions, especially those that are chronic, can often lead to depression. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and addiction can be causes of depressive disorders. In a cruel twist, depression can itself lead to cardiovascular disease and substance abuse or addiction if left untreated. Likewise, depressive disorders often result in increased stress and dysfunction, thereby exacerbating depression symptoms.
Researchers have identified numerous types of depression with varying symptoms and duration. Some of the most common forms of depression include:
- Major depressive disorder
- Persistent depressive disorder
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Postpartum depression
- Seasonal affective disorder
While these conditions all deviate from one another somewhat and manifest differently, they can all be treated by the licensed professionals at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA through various forms of therapy.
What Can I Expect From Depression Therapy?
Depression can often make you feel hopeless, but help is available. The therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and psychologists at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA can help you manage your symptoms and overcome the burden of a mood disorder.
Through therapy sessions, your therapist will help you better understand what is causing your depression so you can address those concerns with a uniquely tailored treatment plan.
Treating depression may involve one or a combination of therapy approaches, prescription medication, or other treatment options. If talk therapy is right for you, your therapist may suggest cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy, or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), among others. You may need to try a few approaches before finding one that works well, and the duration of therapy will vary based on the severity of symptoms and your response to treatment.
Your symptoms and experiences are unique, and at Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA, we know that means your treatment should be, too. Connect with one of our therapists or psychiatrists today, and get the focused attention and care you deserve.
Starting Therapy for Depression is Easy With Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA
Deciding you need help managing depression can be a difficult step to take. It takes courage to reach out but getting the help you need can be simple with Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA.
We know that time can be a sensitive matter when it comes to managing depression. That’s why you can often be seen by one of our mental health professionals within 24 to 48 hours of reaching out. We also accept many insurance plans so there are fewer roadblocks between you and your healing process.
Maybe you’ve hesitated to reach out for counseling because you don’t know how it fits into your busy schedule. We happily offer evening and weekend appointments so you don’t have to choose between your mental health and your daily responsibilities. Therapy sessions can even be conducted online, either by phone or video call.
When you join the Thriveworks family, you’ll receive a free copy of the book “Leaving Depression Behind” to help you kickstart your journey to leaving your depression in the rearview mirror.
Thriveworks in El Dorado Hills, CA can help you return to the life you love and look forward to tomorrow again. Call or click to schedule an appointment today.