NYC Therapist Talks: Am I sad or depressed?
Feeling sad from time to time is actually normal. However, feeling empty and losing interests in the things you love can be a sign that you may be experiencing Depression. Something as small as getting through the day can be overwhelming and cause a great deal of stress in your life. Everyone has a bad day. Feeling overwhelmed and down in today’s fast paced society is pretty common. But if you are feeling the following symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks than it may be possible that you are depressed: not being able to sleep, trouble concentrating, feeling hopeless, not being able to control your negative thoughts, loss of appetite, over-eating, short-tempered, decreased energy or suicidal thoughts. Many people use “depressed” to describe their feelings of sadness, however, depression is much more related to the feelings of worthlessness, helplessness and hopelessness. Depression should not be taken lightly.
A number of people who are suffering from depression don’t seek help. Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT), can help eliminate distorted thinking and help individuals express “healthy” feelings. REBT can help individuals learn new techniques and coping methods that can help prevent depression from coming back. REBT focuses on the collaboration between the client and the therapist.
Depression is usually seen in adults and women are more likely to experience depression. Major depression is the most common type of a depressive disorder. The exact cause of depression is unknown. Depression can be caused by a number of biological, psychological and social factors.
You will not be able to just “snap out” of depression. If you think you want to find out more about therapy for depression, visit www.mytherapist.info for more information or call 917-525-2205.