Depression is more than a temporary feeling of sadness after having an especially bad day. Everyone likely feels depressed for a short period on occasion. Experiencing true clinical depression results in different symptoms and effects depending on the person. The signs of depression are potentially overwhelming without effective treatment.
The professional team at Springfield Wellness Center understands how the signs of depression affect the mental, physical, and emotional health of a person.
The Truth about Depression
A person with depression likely heard that they need to ‘snap out of it’ or to ‘just get motivated,’ from relatives or friends. A person that does not experience depression potentially does not understand the depth of the mental health disorder and that it is not a condition where you can just ‘snap out of it.’
Depression is not a weakness in character or laziness on the part of the person with the condition. It is a mood disorder that lasts for at least two weeks and causes potentially severe symptoms that affects a person’s daily life. There are several forms of depression and several risk factors that possibly increases the risk of experiencing depression.
Some risk factors, according to PsychCentral include:
- Negative experiences during childhood
- Negative life experiences such as divorce or the loss of a loved one
- Family history
- Having a serious illness
- Drinking alcohol
Other risk factors include being out of work for six months or more and being female. Fortunately, Springfield Wellness Center offers programs and treatments addressing mood disorders. But, specifically, our depression treatment program can get you or a loved one the help they need.
Signs of Depression
The signs of depression often vary from one person to another person. Some variation in the symptoms is related to the type of depression.
A woman with postpartum depression has considerable difficulties taking care of her child and herself because of the profound exhaustion and sadness. An individual with a persistent depressive disorder has a history of experiencing the signs of depression for at least two years. Another example is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resulting in depression after undergoing a traumatic event.
The signs of depression include:
- Profound feelings of hopeless or emptiness
- Loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyable
- Experiencing significant anxiety or anger or agitation
- Sleep disturbances that may include sleeping too much or not enough
- Difficulties with memory or concentration or inability to make decisions
- Self-blame or guilt
- Suicidal thoughts or ideations
Some other signs of depression include overeating or undereating, tearfulness, profound tiredness, and lack of energy. Although depression is widespread occurring in all types of people, it is very treatable. Getting treatment for depression is vital. Caring for one’s mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. By ignoring depression, individuals can only only develop serious mental health issues but physical symptoms as well.
You are Not Alone
The National Institute of Mental Health indicates that major depression is a common disorder. More than 17 million adults in the U.S. experienced symptoms of at least one major depressive episode during 2017. Females were more likely than men to experience major depression. Statistics indicate that more than 11 million individuals experienced major depression with severe impairment during that same year.
You are not alone if you have any signs of depression. The Springfield Wellness Center staff are here for you. The facility focuses their treatment on evidence-based treatments and holistic therapies that helps you or your loved one step out from despair onto a healthy path to recovery. So contact the Springfield Wellness Center at 844.334.4727 to learn more about depression treatment today.