Depression Treatment with New Horizons Counseling

Depression is a condition that many people know about. Most of us have even felt depressed at certain times in our lives, especially following loss, the breakdown of a relationship, and during other challenging situations. Depression becomes a serious problem when it is frequent and persistent. This is also the case with other mood disorders. Those who struggle with depression or mood disorders are often controlled or limited by their emotions and they experience disordered emotional states for days, weeks, months, or even years at a time. If you’re done struggling and you want to start making positive changes in your daily life, working with a counselor can be extremely beneficial.

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What is Depression? 

Depression, which may be referred to as depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mood disorder that creates a persistent state of depressed mood or emotional response, numbness, hopelessness, or heaviness. Many people experience depression, but when the condition is chronic, sustained, and/or begins to negatively impact your daily life, it’s essential that you work with a professional counselor to improve your condition.

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

There are times where we can feel sad or discouraged but if these signs last longer than a couple weeks, it may be depression. There are many different symptoms that one might experience, here are a few common ones:


  • Feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness
  • Irritability or restlessness
  • Having little interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy
  • Sleep issue including lack of sleep or feeling tired all the time
  • Fixating on past failures or self-blame
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Loss of energy
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

When Should I Seek Therapy for Depression?

If you or a loved one are experiencing the symptoms of depression, it is recommended that you seek professional evaluation and treatment. It is important to treat depression because early treatment may keep depression from becoming more severe or chronic. The risk of suicide increases when depression is not treated and treatment can prevent recurrences of depression. To schedule an individual counseling session to address the issues of depression, contact New Horizons Counseling today.

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