Depression can be scary, in part because it can make you feel so alone. While everyone can get down or feel sad during certain points in life, a depressed individual may have a hard time moving beyond those feelings. With feelings of relentless despair, overwhelming hopelessness and lack of interest in things that once brought you joy, it’s easy to feel trapped in a dark place. Thankfully, you are not alone with your depression. MySpectrum offers both in-person and virtual depression therapy.
MySpectrum offers therapy throughout the state of Virginia, no matter where you may live. You have access to our compassionate, therapeutic services either in-person or via one of our teletherapy options. Whether you live near our North Chesterfield home office, in Northern Virginia or close to our opening-soon office in Springfield, you can get compassionate, professional counseling for depression and anxiety.
Therapy That Reaches Every Spectrum of Depression
Depression is a diverse emotional health condition. Numerous types of depression exist, including:
- Major Depression
- Persistent Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Perinatal/Post-Partum Depression
- Psychotic Depression
- Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
- Atypical Depression
While there are a number of types of depression, the most prevalent are Major Depression, Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD), and Seasonal Affective Disorder. Aside from a diagnosis, depression might be an adjustment in your mood or how you’re feeling to the point that everyday life just doesn’t feel right, worthwhile, or fun anymore. It is important to not get too caught up on a diagnosis because the bottom line is that if you’re not feeling well mentally, just like with physical health, seeking help is key to get on a path to wellness.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Although there are different types of depression, many have similar symptoms. Two of the most common symptoms of depression are feelings of despair and general loss of interest in life. Other signs include:
- A depressed state, feeling sad or hopeless
- No interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Bodily discomforts without an identifiable cause
- Agitation or feeling irritable
- Lack of concentration
- Fatigue, problems sleeping or sleeping too much
- Thoughts of low self-worth or self-loathing
- Suicidal ideas or thoughts
- Weight loss or weight gain
If you have faced similar symptoms, seeking online depression therapy may be an important step to take.
Risk Factors for Depression
Instances of depression can be linked to genetic, biological and even environmental factors. Therefore, a number of depression risk factors exist. You may be more prone to depression if:
- You take certain medications
- You have a personal or familial history of depression
- You have experienced trauma, excessive stress or a life-altering event
- You have certain medical conditions, such as a chronic illness
Sometimes, understanding your risk factors can be important to managing your symptoms. Therefore, if you recognize symptoms and risk factors of depression in yourself, these are both topics to discuss during counseling.
How Treatment Can Change Your Life
If you make the decision to seek depression counseling with MySpectrum, you will be given access to trained professionals who understand the complexities of this condition. Through therapy, you can determine some of the underlying factors that could be spurring your symptoms. Most importantly, you will learn new ways to cope with those symptoms to get back to your life.
MySpectrum tailors care to clients with personalized therapy and coaching plans. We strive to be mindful of you as a person, your background and your beliefs. We make finding compassionate therapy as simple as possible with virtual and in-office options.
The best treatment for depression should energize your life, invigorate your outlook and remove anxiety about mental health stigma. Contact MySpectrum today to find out more about our services.