How Therapy Can Help You Cope with Depression
Depression, whether it is a mild case of anxiety or a prolonged and deep period of sadness, can be really troublesome because you tend to shut down during the period it attacks you. Depression can drain your energy, drive, and hope making it extremely difficult for you to complete any activities – even those which you normally enjoy doing. Depression is one of the most common psychological problems in recent times, and each year over 17 million American people experience a period of clinical depression.
Depression is a psychological condition, which alters your normal way of thinking, and also affects your sense of physical well being and social behavior. Everyone feels sad at one time or another, but you cannot call this depression. Sometimes you may feel tired after hard work, or discouraged when facing some serious problems. This is also quite normal and happens to everybody. You typically stay with these feelings for a few days or weeks and then get adjusted to the stress. But, if these feelings intensify, linger and begin to interfere with your relationships, responsibilities, or work, they may be the warning signs of depression.
With the right approach, depression can be treated. People are affected by depression in different ways and so there is no general treatment option that can work well with all patients. What may work for one person may not work for another. The first step in fighting your depression is to acknowledge the fact that you are suffering from it. Not recognizing this fact often acts as the biggest hurdle in treatment of depression. At times, depression may also be caused as a side effect of some medicines you are taking. However, if your depression is not related to any medicines, a licensed Orange County depression therapist can be of great help. There are different types of mental health therapy available for people suffering from depression. Some of the common therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and interpersonal therapy. A combination of these approaches is often used by therapists for an effective treatment.
How Therapies Help
Through intensive therapy sessions, the therapist tries to get to the root cause of your depression. Sometimes, depression is caused by an unhealthy attitude to life, relationships, career and because you have set certain unrealistic goals in your life. Through these sessions, you learn if you need to make any changes in your behavior or thoughts, find better ways to solve and cope with your problems, explore experiences and relationships and set realistic goals for your life. Such sessions not only help ease depression symptoms, such as frequent outburst of anger and a sense of hopelessness, but can also help you regain a sense of happiness as well as control of your life.
Call Olga Wingood, licensed MFT, at (949)231-8778 if you are suffering from depression and it is affecting your life. . By working with you during intensive therapy sessions, she can help you regain control of your life.
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