Depression is more than feeling sad. It is the experience of feeling “down” for most days for at least 2 weeks.
Symptoms of depression often include:
- low mood or persistent lethargy or apathy
- unintentional and significant weight loss or weight gain
- having difficulty falling asleep or sleeping too much
- poor concentration
- thoughts of death
Depression directly affects our quality of life, making it harder just to make it through a day. Having any of the symptoms listed above means you are your energy is being sapped and causing you and/or loved ones stress and pain.
First steps include talking with a professional to determine whether depression is present. Psychotherapy with Dr. Carr can help you identify whether you have depression, learn how it may be affecting you, and provide you with a therapist who will be with you as you take action to help resolve it.