According to the Centers for Disease Control, depression affects roughly 10% of the US Population at any given time. Unlike a bad day or week, depression impacts our ability to function in our social, professional and personal lives.
• Feeling sad, anxious or bored with little or no ability to shake off the mood
• Low energy, feeling tired or fatigued. Feeling irritable and even very angry
• Lack of or excessive amounts of sleep, waking frequently during the night
• Poor concentration or the ability to focus on normal tasks
• Loss of interest in hobbies, family or social life
• Low self-esteem and feelings of guilt
• Physical aches and pains with no apparent reasoning, e.g. chest, head or stomach pain associated with anxiety or stress
• Loss of interest in living, thinking about death, suicidal thoughts
• Sudden weight gain or weight loss
• Thinking that it will always be this way
Depression can have a number of possible causes. For some, it happens due to a traumatic life event such as death of a loved one or relationship breakdown. There are many other stressors that people often over look though, such as financial stress, change of life standards, parenthood, health problems, or even simply moving to a new area.
We work with clients to get immediate relief from their anxiety symptoms, and get to the root causes of their anxiety so they have tools to head it off when it re-emerges in the future.