Are you feeling hopeless, isolated, and not your usual self?
Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
- I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
- My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. It usually causes symptoms that affect how you think, feel, and handle your daily activities. Depression can happen at any age and not everyone experiences the same symptoms. It can impact your relationships, sleep quality, appetite, work functioning, and enjoyment. Depression treatment at The Mindful Practice can help.
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Lack of energy
- Difficulty making decisions, remembering, or concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Weight changes
- Thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts
- Sad, pessimist, or feeling hopeless
Different Forms of Depression
There are many different forms of depression that may develop under certain circumstances. For example:
- Postpartum depression: A type of depression that occurs after having a baby. Individuals with postpartum depression may experience emotional highs and lows, fatigue, unexplainable and unrelenting guilt, anxiety, and a feeling of disconnection with their child. In addition to possibly having trouble caring for their newborn baby.
- Major Depressive Disorder: A form of depression that can be consistent or intermittent. You may lose interest in your daily activities, experience hopelessness, thoughts of death, lack of interest or motivation, fatigue, and/or low self-esteem.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder: A type of depression that is related to changes in seasons and is most commonly experienced in areas with long winters. Depression symptoms with this disorder may start around fall and may see it end around the spring or summer months. Signs and symptoms may include, feeling sad or down, low energy, having problems sleeping, overeating, difficulty concentrating, feeling of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt, and for some having thoughts of death.
- Bipolar Disorders: A mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings which include emotional highs and lows. During the high (i.e., mania) you may feel full of energy, euphoric, impulsive, irritated, and/or possibly have a decreased need for sleep. When your mood is low or depressed you may experience crying spells, sleeping a lot, lack of concentration, thoughts of death, and/or low self-esteem.
We want you to know that you are not alone and there are people who can help. Many of our clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives.
Depression Treatment Modalities
- Behavioral Therapies. They work as a depression treatment by replacing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. These small changes in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can lead to big changes in how you feel about yourself. These changes are called coping skills. As a depression therapist helps you build your toolbox of coping skills you start to notice an alleviation of depression symptoms. Some of the behavioral therapies that we use include but are not limited to
- Psychodynamic. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to explore past issues which may be affecting your present situation. As well as how you see yourself. A recent study has shown psychodynamic therapy as an effective form of depression treatment for individuals dealing with depressive symptoms.
Our depression therapists understand the social stigmas that come with the label of being depressed and thus aim to help clients sort out their environmental, biological, and circumstantial factors while offering support and care through a very dark time in their lives.
If you are hoping to finally lighten this load and feel like yourself again, contact us today for a free consultation.
Ready to Start Depression Treatment in Orlando and Jacksonville, FL?
Are you suffering from depression symptoms? The depression therapists at The Mindful Place can help you develop coping skills to overcome them. When you are ready to start depression treatment follow these steps.
- Contact us to speak with one of our depression therapists
- Start depression treatment at The Mindful Practice
- Feel like yourself again without depression
Other Services At The MindFul Practice in Winter Park and Jacksonville, FL
Our Orlando and Jacksonville therapists offer more than depression therapy. For individuals, we offer anxiety treatment, depression treatment, and trauma therapy. As well as post-bariatric surgery therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and EMDR Therapy. Additionally, we offer counseling for teens, life transitions, and grief. These services are offered in person at our Winter Park and Jacksonville, FL offices as well as online throughout Florida.