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Counseling Adults, Adolescents and Children Towards Healthier Living Since 1985

Everyone occasionally feels sad or blue, but these feelings are usually

fleeting and pass within a couple of days.  When a person has a depressive

disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain

for both the person with the disorder and those who care about them.


Depression can occur as a result of trauma, loss of a loved one, being

involved in a difficult or abusive relationship or being part of a stressful



Anyone can suffer from depression, however, depression is more common

with women then among men.  Children can also suffer from depression. A

child with depression may pretend to be sick, refuse to go to school, cling

to a parent, or worry their parent(s) may die.  Other children may sulk, get

into trouble at school or be negative an irritable.



Facts About Depression

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Signs of Depression

  • Persistent sadness

  • Feelings of emptiness

  • Irritability, restlessness

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness

  • Insomnia, fatigue and decreased energy

  • Loss of interest in activities that was once pleasurable

  • Persistent aches

  • Persistent crying

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Overeating or loss of appetite

  • Difficulty remembering details

  • Persistent pains including headaches

  • Unable to perform usual daily activities

Early detection and treatment of depression

Depression, even in the most severe cases, is a highly treatable disorder.  As with many illnesses, the earlier the treatment begins, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood a recurrence can be prevented.  


The first step is to seek help by contacting a doctor for a complete evaluation.   During the initial visit, a staff clinician will conduct a complete diagnostic evaluation and then develop treatment method to address your personal needs.  In most cases, medication or psychotherapy (talk therapy) or a combination of both will be suggested.  


If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, please call our office today so we can evaluate your situation and start you on the right path to a renewed life today.

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