Treatment for Depression
Depression is one of the most common struggles people face. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability in the United States among people ages 15-44. At Solutions Psychological Services, we understand how debilitating it can be. Depression can be a difficult internal battle and oftentimes can become isolating, which is exactly what makes it hard to come out of alone. At Solutions Psychological Services, we have a vast amount of experience offering the support our clients need to overcome depression and the negative impact it can have on their lives. You are not alone, and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about therapy for depression. You can learn more about the benefits of working with Dr. Pita below
Should I Consider Therapy For Depression?
Feeling sad or having difficulty getting motivated can and probably will happen to all of us at some point. However, if these feelings are chronic or they prevent you from doing regular activities, like going to work, or doing the things you once enjoyed, you may want to consider counseling. Some of the indicators that you should seek counseling, include: sadness, irritability, agitation, diminished sleep, appetite and fatigue/energy loss, feelings of worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, attending and making decisions, crying spells, hopelessness, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, suicidal thoughts are all signs of depression. To be diagnosed at least 5 symptoms need to occur most of the time during the same two week period and significantly impact areas of your life such as home, school, or work. At Solutions we aim for symptom relief followed by an examination of the issues fueling the depression. Dr. Pita has found CBT, and supportive weekly therapy to be effective in alleviating depression. When warranted CBT in combination with anti-depressant medications has proven to be the most effective approach to addressing depression.
If what you just read sounds like you, please consider seeking out treatment with a qualified mental health professional. You can reach out to us via phone or email, we’re here to answer all of your questions or schedule your appointment. But even if you decide Solutions is not a good match for you please seek treatment with another qualified mental health professional. Depression is a serious matter.