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Depression Therapy in Columbus, Ohio

Understanding the Impact of Depression on Mental Health

Many suffer needlessly with depression when help is available. The personal toll of depression can be devastating, affecting every aspect of one’s livelihood: family, job, finances, friendships, and spiritual life.

Depression Symptoms

You may be experiencing a depressive illness if some of these symptoms describe you:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Fatigue or decreased energy
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities, including sex
  • Appetite and weight change (not due to dieting)
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism about the future
  • Chronic feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Thoughts of death, “accidents,” or considering, planning, or making a suicide
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Chronic aches or pains not due to a known physical illness
  • Significant change in sleep patterns

Seeking Depression Treatment

If you or a loved one are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is recommended that you seek professional evaluation and treatment. If you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts or impulses, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call Netcare Access at (614) 276-2273.

Help is available and relief from depression is possible. Call us at (614) 888-9200 to schedule an assessment with a therapist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes depression?

Depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Stressful life events, trauma, chronic illness, and certain medications can also contribute to the development of depression.

What are the different types of depression?

There are several types of depression, including major depressive disorder (MDD), persistent depressive disorder (PDD), bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and postpartum depression (PPD). Each type has its own symptoms and treatment approaches.

How is depression diagnosed?

Diagnosis of depression typically involves a thorough evaluation by a mental health professional, including a review of symptoms, medical history, and possibly laboratory tests to rule out other medical conditions. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria are often used to diagnose depression.

What are the treatment options for depression?

Treatment for depression may include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and alternative therapies. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), antidepressant medications, and mindfulness techniques are commonly used approaches to managing depression.

How long does it take to recover from depression?

The duration of recovery from depression varies for each individual and depends on factors such as the severity of symptoms, the effectiveness of treatment, and the presence of any underlying conditions. With appropriate treatment and support, many people experience significant improvement within a few weeks to a few months.

Is depression treatable?

Yes, depression is treatable, and many people find relief from symptoms with the help of therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Seeking professional help and developing a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your needs is crucial for managing depression effectively.