Depression

People suffering from depression seek therapy for a wide range of symptoms. People with depression might have any of the following complaints:

  • Feel cranky, irritable, grumpy or easily annoyed
  • Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Feel sad or down in the dumps more days than not
  • Feel like they can’t get going
  • Find themselves eating less than usual or binging on food
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling like it’d just be better if they were dead

Depression in kids often looks different than in adults. Kids who are depressed don’t always complain about being sad or “look sad.” Instead, you might notice the following symptoms:

  • They are irritable and angry easily
  • They have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • They complain frequently of stomachaches or headaches that cannot be explained by medical reasons
  • They avoid doing things they used to like (going to school, playing with friends)
  • They have outbursts
  • Teachers or parents complain they aren’t paying attention or listening

If you are having any of these symptoms you might be depressed. Depression hurts your ability to focus, to work, to maintain relationships, and to function day-to-day. Please call to set up a 20 minute free consultation to find out ways you can get help or to help determine if you are depressed.

If you are having thoughts of hurting or killing yourself please call the suicide hotline at (512) 472-HELP (4357), call 911 or go to your emergency room immediately.