Therapy for Depression
Depression and anxiety may exist as separate conditions or they may be experienced at the same time. If you are depressed, you are probably having feelings of guilt or worthlessness. You may find it difficult to concentrate, so your work may suffer. Your loss of energy and chronic feelings of fatigue, may cause you to think there to something physically wrong. Even the smallest task may seem overwhelming and you may find yourself crying for no reason. Don’t be surprised if you lose interest in the things you once enjoyed. You may have days when you feel okay and other days when everything feels effortful and you just can’t cope. You may find yourself with irritability, insomnia or oversleeping. Loss of appetite or overeating may occur as well. Many people use medication to treat their depression. This does not necessarily mean that you will be on medication forever. If you choose to use medication to treat your depression, it’s a good idea to combine it with therapy. Some people choose not to use medication at all and will seek therapy and other interventions. The approach really depends on the severity of your depression as well as your preferences.