Depression And Anxiety

Depression commonly manifests physically, through stomach pains, headaches, disrupted or excessive sleep, and motor control difficulty. While the causes of depression are unknown, a predisposition for it runs in families and it can be triggered by trauma and adverse life circumstances. Depression is diagnosed more frequently in women and tends to display differently in women than in men.

People tend to suffer higher rates of depression after giving birth and in late fall. Depression and anxiety often exacerbate each other and people with depression commonly have difficulty concentrating on tasks and conversations. Some people abuse alcohol and drugs or overeat as a way of coping, causing them to develop other medical problems. Depressed people are also at increased risk for self-harm.

Depression is a mental illness which is characterized by prolonged emotional symptoms including:

  • Apathy
  • Sadness
  • Guilt
  • Exhaustion
  • Irritability
  • Lack of interest in things once desired
  • Lack of motivation or direction

Diagnosing depression involves a psychiatric evaluation and physical tests to determine whether a person’s symptoms are actually being caused by a different disorder. A person must have been experiencing symptoms for at least two weeks to be diagnosed with depression. Every case is unique and requires individual attention, but there are a number of effective complementary ways of treating depression, including:

  • Talk therapy
  • Medication
  • Adopting a healthier lifestyle
  • CBT
  • DBT

Anxiety can be debilitating, often reminiscent of a bully, it strives to create uncertainty, confusion and self doubt.  Symptoms can include: racing thoughts, uncontrolled worry and doubt, panic attacks, lack of or increased appetite and may manifest itself physically through stomach pains or headaches.

Contact Purpose Driven Counseling to set up an initial assessment session to determine what course of action need to be taken and if you are a good fit for our outpatient counseling program. 

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Purpose Driven Counseling Services

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Purpose Driven Counseling Services, LLC

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Tuesday:

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Wednesday:

11:00 am-9:00 pm

Thursday:

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Sunday:

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