Depression Therapy in Houston, TX
Depression is the most common and yet the most destructive diseases in America today. Millions of Americans suffer from all types of depression and yet few are treated. Depression is no different here in Houston, TX than anywhere else.
Depression is a treatable medical illness involving an imbalance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. It is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of it. Depression is a chronic illness that usually requires treatment. Most people with depression feel better with psychological counseling, medication or other treatment.
Different types of Depression:
Major Depressive Disorder or Clinical Depression: people with recurrent episodes of major depression are sometimes said to have unipolar depression because they only experience periods of low or depressed mood. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and interfere with a person’s ability to work, sleep, study, eat, enjoy once-pleasurable activities, and function normally.
Dysthymic Disorder: those living with chronic, low-grade depression have what is called dysthymia. When people experience both dysthymia and major depression, they are sometimes said to have double depression.
Postpartum Depression: mood disorder symptoms also can arise after a woman gives birth and they can sometimes be accompanied by psychosis (psychotic depression).
Bipolar Disorder: patients go through dramatic mood swings from both lows (bipolar depression) and highs (called mania if severe, or hypomania if mild). Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these changes in mood.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): is caused during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This depression generally lifts during spring and summer.
I offer an integrated approach for depression treatment that includes evidence-based psychotherapy and counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal therapy. I can help you regain a sense of happiness and control in your life and help ease depression symptoms such as hopelessness and anger. It may also help you adjust to a crisis or other current difficulty.
If you think you may be one from symptoms of depression, please call me or complete our quick and easy Online Form.
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