Depression & Depressive Disorders

Depression is one of the top causes of disability in the world. Awareness and understanding of depression is increasing, but we still have a culture that says, “Just get over it”. However, “getting over it” is not that easy.

Depressive disorders cause low energy and low mood that may also have some anxiety, irritability, and anger symptoms. They may result in changes to your eating habits, sleeping habits, sexual activities, and relationship patterns. They may even make it difficult to feel emotionally connected to other people.  It may last weeks or months.

Some episodes of depression may be biochemical. Some may be due to the seasons (usually winter). Some may be due to life circumstances. Counseling may help you find ways to move forward through the difficult days.

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