Depression is a serious mental health concern that adversely affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. It causes feelings of sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, loss of energy, difficulty in concentrating, and even thoughts of death or suicide – for a prolonged period, lasting weeks, months, and sometimes years. This can lead to a range of emotional and physical problems limiting your ability to function at work and at home.
Common factors contributing to depression include family history, an imbalance of chemicals in the brain, difficult life events, traumatic childhood events (abuse, neglect, divorce, and violence), increased work demands, substance use, chronic illness, low income, living alone, and divorce or separation.
Sadness vs. Depression. Sadness, even extreme sadness, is a natural reaction to events like losing a job, going through a breakup, or the loss of someone in your life. If the feelings don’t improve over time, or if your mood starts to get in the way of your daily life, you might be developing a case of depression.
If your depression is keeping you from living the life you want to, don’t be afraid to seek help. Even the most severe depression is treatable. Speak with us to find the right treatment that can help you overcome depression, and reclaim your life.
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