Side Effects of Untreated Depression

“You are not responsible for being down; however you are responsible for getting back up.”

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Bridgewater, N.J. (August 12, 2013) –Did you know even positive events such as graduating, getting married, and a new job can lead to depression?

Untreated chronic depression is a serious issue. Choosing to ignore the major symptoms of depression can increase the chances of drug and alcohol abuse, self- affliction, and/or suicides. Untreated depression can cause problems at work and ruin relationships.

The following are the effects of untreated depression:

  • Insomnia
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Substance abuse
  • Overeating/undereating
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide
  • Inability to maintain relationships

Depression is a disease that cannot be cured on your own. Those who suffer from depression need to seek counseling immediately.

GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program which is a structured therapeutic treatment that emphasizes balance between acceptance and change. DBT helps reduce impulsive behaviors, such as suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissociation, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

For more information on GenPsych’s revolutionaryDialectical Behavior Therapy programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/dialectical-behavior-therapy/

For more information on depression awareness visit: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

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