While depression is indeed a mental illness, it should not be confused with issues like short-term emotional anxiety, anxiety attacks or simply feeling “down.“ Anybody can experience feelings of distress and sadness for limited periods or have anxiety attacks occasionally, but that does not always mean they are struggling with depression.
Depression can be defined as prolonged feelings of despair, isolation, grief and general emotional pain. If it is not treated at the proper time, depression can result in suicidal thoughts and actual efforts to commit the act.
At our practice, we approach patients coping with depression through a variety of routes simultaneously to make the treatment successful and to help speed recovery. To start with, we listen closely, understand and evaluate the patient’s problems through verbal counselling sessions. Then, we classify the patient’s depression level to identify the most effective treatment to follow.
If you or someone close to you is struggling with depression, contact Bellosa Counseling now at 847-656-5259.