Depression is a consistent feeling of sadness that doesn't go away
Do you think you may be struggling with depression?
Depression is defined as a state of low mood and/or aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of well being. People with a depression may be notably sad, anxious, or feel empty. They may also feel notably hopeless, helpless, dejected, or worthless. Other symptoms expressed may include senses of guilt, irritability, or anger. It is important to note the depression symptoms in children may look entirely different.
Depression is most commonly a symptom, and a state of feeling that is most often a result of other stressors, circumstances, or aspects of a persons life that cause the symptoms. These problems in life can lead to depression and a family history, or "predisposition", can
make the symptoms of depression more intense or more common.
It is possible to have depression as a primary diagnosis, and have very few causative factors besides a genetic predisposition. These cases often have a more biochemical basis and almost always require coordination of care with a psychiatrist or prescribing physician.
As depression is a common symptom for many mental health issues, our therapists at Lake Cook Behavioral Health can treat depression and the causes that lead to depressive symptoms.
Type of Depression
Symptoms of Depression
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