Depression Therapy

Helping with Depression

Depression’s symptoms can vary from person to person. Someone’s gender, culture, or age may change how they experience

depression. Yet most forms of depression include these common symptoms:

Frequent crying and bouts of sadness
Feeling hopeless or worthless
Getting too much or too little sleep
Difficulty enjoying activities one used to like
Unexplained physical ailments such as headaches or muscle pain
Difficulty concentrating
Changes in weight or eating habits
Thoughts of suicide

A person with depression likely has trouble dealing with daily stresses. Sometimes the simplest activities getting out of
bed, bathing, and dressing can feel impossible. Such struggles might make people feel helpless or alone. Even when something good happens, depression can cast a cloud of negativity over the experience.

People with depression often feel anger, shame, and irritation. Sometimes these emotions can show up in the body as aches or
nausea. These feelings can also lead to weepiness.

Other times, depression causes people to feel emotionally “numb.” It is common for people to feel as if they never have
energy. In severe cases, a person may not care if they live or die.


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