Los Angeles Therapy, Psychotherapy, Life Coach, Counseling, Marriage Counseling | DEPRESSION


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Depression is one of the most common complaints that presents in my practice.  Depression presents with many faces.  Some can’t get out of bed; others can’t get to bed.  Some have bouts with anger; others have bouts with tears.  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines depression as: “An illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts.  It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things.  A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood.  It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away.  People with a depressive illness cannot merely ‘pull themselves together’ and just get better.  Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.  Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.”