Depression for Adults

Depression

Many individuals at some point in their life struggle with feelings of depression. Symptoms of depression often include loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, social isolation, lack of concentration, feeling sad or empty, and even recurrent thoughts of death. Professional counseling often can help individuals assess the extent of their symptoms and assist clients in learning new ways of dealing with the stressors of life. A Pathways Psychological Services individual counselor or licensed psychologist can also help those whose depression is based on irrational thinking to change old interpretations or thought patterns and replace them with more rational ones. If medication is warranted, your individual therapist will assist you in a referral for a medication evaluation from a licensed psychiatrist or other medical doctor.

One or more of these signs may be present

Suicidal thoughts

Inability to work or concentrate

Loss of appetite or lost weight

Increased irritability

Excessive crying

Social withdrawal

Comfort eating or weight gain

How do I know if I am suffering from depression?

  1. Do you sleep a lot and never seem rested?
  2. Do you lack appetite, and food seems bland?
  3. Have you lost a lot of weight?
  4. Are you always sad?
  5. Have you thought about ending it all?
  6. Do you always seem tired or find it difficult to get out of bed?
  7. Do you eat for comfort?

If you answered yes to three or more questions, this might indicate that there is a problem. Pathways can help get to the root of the problem and determine if clinical depression is present.

What should I do?

If you suspect you are clinically depressed, go online to learn more. Check with your doctor and discuss how you are feeling physically.
Pathways cares about supporting you and can assist you with clinical depression. Call us , Email us or  Contact Us  to request an appointment. Day and evening counseling sessions are available, and we would be happy to answer all of your questions.