There is treatment for depression

Are you struggling with depression?
Is a family member or loved one struggling with depression?

Life is full of highs and lows and the feeling of sadness is a natural reaction to our struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. When we feel down the word “depression” is often used, but depression itself is much more than the feeling of unhappiness.

Depression might feel like sadness, but did you know that some depressed people may not feel sad at all? Sometimes depression feels lifeless or sometimes it’s experienced as anger, aggressiveness, and restlessness.

Depression differs from normal sadness in that it takes over your everyday life, interfering with your ability to work, eat, sleep, and interact with others. The feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness can be intense, with little relief.

Depression is experienced differently from person to person, but there are some common signs. It’s important to remember that many of these feelings can be part of life’s normal lows. However, the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they’ve lasted—the more likely it is that you’re dealing with depression.

When these symptoms are overwhelming or become disabling, it’s time to seek help.

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities

  • Significant weight loss or weight gain

  • Sleep changes

  • Anger or irritability

  • Loss of energy

  • Self-loathing

  • Reckless behavior

  • Lack of concentration

  • Increase in physical pain such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain

At Village Counseling and Wellness, we have helped clients of all ages overcome the grip of depression. Call us today 818-238-9895

If you’re in the Burbank area and ready to overcome unhealthy relationship patterns, create stability in your daily life, and learn how to thrive in life, contact us today. We’re here to help and we’d love to meet you.