The term ‘depression’ is frequently thrown around to label low moods, feelings of sadness, or when feeling frustrated and/or disappointed. But depression is not just feeling down or sad. It is a constant sadness that leaves you without hope and makes it difficult to engage in things that you previously enjoyed. The word ‘depression’ comes from the Latin verb deprimere, meaning to ‘press down.’ And that is what depression feels like – a heavy weight pressing down on you, making it hard to think and function. Depression is more than a low mood or feeling sad. Depression can make it hard to concentrate at work or school, to keep up with friends and hobbies, and to perform basic self-care tasks such as eating and bathing.

What Depression Feels Like?

Depression can manifest itself in a number of ways, both physically and mentally. Symptoms of depression can include:
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in appetite/weight
  • Lack of motivation and interest in activities
  • Isolate and withdraw from others
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Sleep impairments
  • Aches and pains
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Diminished sex drive
Depression can make it difficult to enjoy activities that used to make you happy. You may feel drained and have negative thoughts and a negative outlook on life constantly. You might find it hard to concentrate, enjoy activities and function in your day-to-day life.

You don’t have to continue suffering alone!

In Canada, it is estimated that one in every five people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. Of these, depression is the most common, with an estimated 7% of the population experiencing a depressive episode at some point in their lives. Depression can have a significant negative impact on your ability to function in everyday life. If depression is untreated, it can lead to:
  • Social isolation
  • Impaired work performance
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
Thankfully, there are effective treatments available for depression.

Depression Treatment Options

If you are seeking treatment for depression, it is important to work with a qualified mental health professional to develop a plan that’s right for you. At Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services, we offer the following approaches:

Depression Therapy Plans at Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services

At Get Reconnected Psychotherapy Services, we recognize that even though there are common symptoms characterizing depression, it is often a unique experience to each individual suffering from it. As such, we work by tailoring each treatment plan based on unique circumstances that each person brings forward. We can help:
  • Explore the triggering events or series of events that led to the depressive symptoms
  • Use evidence-based techniques and clinically tested approaches that you can apply to yourself.
  • Help you find coping skills to defeat depression and to become a more resilient and nondepressed you.
Throughout therapy, we will help you develop a plan that works for you. For more information about our approaches, please contact us at [email protected] If you are ready, you can book your first therapy session here.

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