Feeling sad or what we call "depressed" happens to all of us. The sensation usually passes after a while. However, a person with a depressive disorder—clinical depression—finds that their state interferes with one's daily life. Normal functioning is undermined to such an extent that both he/she and those who care about them are affected by it. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, loneliness, despair, low self-esteem, self-reproach, withdrawal from social contact, loss of appetite, insomnia, loss of concentration, negative obsessive thoughts and difficult in making decisions. Depression can cause anxiety and difficulty controlling your emotions. The importance of appropriate diagnoses and management cannot be overemphasized.
Therapy for depression can help you:
- Pinpoint the life problems that contribute to the depression and understand which aspects of those problems may be able to be solved or improved.
- Identify negative or distorted thinking patterns that contribute to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness that accompany depression.
- Explore other learned thoughts and behaviors that create problems and contribute to depression.
- Regain a sense of control and pleasure in life.
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