If you are suffering from depression, and are interested in depression therapy or counseling in the Fort Lauderdale area, this article is for you.
It is estimated that two-thirds of people in the U.S. suffering from depression never seek treatment. That seems strange given that of those who do get help, 80 percent find a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within a few weeks. Lack of knowledge about treatment options and stigma are two of the reasons why people tend not to seek help.
So, we already know that depression therapy works. Here are some other facts:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective tool for addressing depression. It involves working with a professional (therapist) to identify thought and behaviour patterns that are contributing to become depressed, or stopping you from getting better when you are depressed.
- Depression is often masked as anxiety. The proper diagnosis is therefore important as it has an implication for treatment options.
- Depression distorts your thinking. It can tell you "my depression isn't really that bad," or "I'm just sad like everyone else is once in a while." Trust your gut. If you feel something isn't right, i.e. you might be suffering from depression then you probably are.
- Therapy will help you regain control and get pleasure back in your life as you learn effective coping skills.
Finally, you didn't choose to become depressed, but you do have a choice about what to do now. Contact Maesk Group Counseling to set an appointment, and get on the path to start living again. You owe it to yourself to feel better!!