Most of us have probably felt depressed at some time in our lives. However, when depression affects a person’s ability to function regularly in familial, occupational and social activities, problems can exist. An individual who is depressed may have symptoms, such as, sad mood, loss of pleasure in activities, withdrawal, drug use, loss of appetite or overeating, sleep disturbance, thoughts of suicide and death, feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness, loss of energy, agitation, etc.
Your therapist can teach you practical techniques on how to reframe negative thinking and use positive behavioral skills in combating your depression. You will gain insight into the root of your depression, helping you to understand why you feel a certain way, what your triggers are for depression, and what you can do to stay healthy.