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Depression

While it may seem inevitable that depression will impact us at some point in our lives, allowing ourselves to fall into a deeper depressive episode is not the only option. There are many ways to take an active approach to understand, treat, and heal from depression. 

 

Definition

Characterized as a mood disorder, depression often develops due to persistent feelings of sadness or a loss of interest, passion, or motivation. Depression often impacts how one feels, thinks, and behaves and can develop into various emotional and/or physical problems that impact your ability to function in your day-to-day life.  

Common Symptoms
  • A loss of interest in things or activities that use to promote joy

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Changes in eating habits

  • Feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness

  • Feeling more or easily overwhelmed

  • Increased anger, irritability, or frustration

  • Increased tendency to want to be alone

  • Slowed thinking, speaking, or body movements

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Increased thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, or suicidality

  • Feelings of sadness or irritability

  • Increased feelings of negative self-worth

  • Increased expressions of worries

  • Avoidance of social interactions

  • Noticeable changes in diet or eating habits

Is it Time to Make a Change?

If you are noticing a change in your emotional, physical, or mental health that is preventing you from engaging in enjoyable or pleasurable activities, it is time to make a change. With various proven treatments to help with depression, there is no need to struggle alone with the hope that changes will occur. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) our therapists can support you in overcoming and alleviating the symptoms you are experiencing.