Bridgewater, NJ (August 7, 2013) – Depression distorts your thinking. When you are depressed, your mind can play tricks on you.
Oftentimes, people find it difficult to differentiate between feeling sad and suffering from depression. Sadness is a feeling that is temporary and situational. Depression is a long-term feeling that affects the way one functions in their everyday lives.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, symptoms of depression may include the following:
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Fatigue and decreased energy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
- Feelings of hopelessness
- Excessive Sleeping
- Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable
- Over or under-eating
- Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” feelings
- Thoughts of suicide
If you or someone you know is suffering from previously named symptoms, please seek immediate help.
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 suicideality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissassociation, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
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