If you struggle with depression, we can help.
Depression is a real medical condition that is treatable. Depression is not a “normal part” of everyday life. Common symptoms of depression include feeling sad, irritable, tired, and uninterested in activities that used to be enjoyable. Everyone feels this way now and then, but with depression, these feelings last longer, do not go away, and interfere with daily life. There are several types of depression, and the degree of depression can vary from having mild symptoms to very severe, debilitating symptoms or feeling suicidal.
People of all ages can develop depression. It occurs more frequently in females, teenagers, and older adults. It is not clear why some people develop depression and others do not. It appears that several factors may contribute to the development of depression.
Researchers are studying the role of brain chemicals and brain functions. It appears that abnormal levels of certain brain chemicals, including serotonin and norepinephrine, may contribute to depression. It also appears that some people may inherit a genetic predisposition for depression, which increases the risk for developing depression under certain circumstances.
Depression can vary in severity. It may range from mild to moderate or severe. Symptoms of depression include feeling sad, hopeless, helpless, or worthless. You may feel anger, self-hate, restlessness, irritability, and inappropriate guilt. You may experience a lack of interest or pleasure in activities that you used to enjoy. You may withdraw from others and become inactive. You may feel tired and have a general lack of energy. It may be difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you may oversleep. It may be difficult to concentrate. Your appetite may significantly change, and you may lose or gain weight.
If you struggle with depression and live in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, we can help at Innerlogic PLLC. We provide mental health services at our healthcare clinic, so contact us today to set up an appointment and start the healing process.