Does This Describe You?
You feel as though everything you try to do is useless. Even though, logically, you have a good life, you can’t help but feel as though there is a part of you that is missing.
It doesn’t matter what anyone does to help you feel better, or what you do to get yourself to feel something besides a dull ache of sadness, there is never a spark of joy-or any emotion.
There is only a numb, aching emptiness, causing you to feel disjointed from life.
The things that you used to enjoy now take a great deal of effort and you find yourself canceling plans more often than going through with them because you’re just not that social.
You feel disjointed from your own life, devoid of emotion, and unable to feel the way you know you should be feeling.
Does This Describe What You Want?
You want to know why you feel the way you do.
Even though you know that things don’t always work out the way you want them to, you want to feel excitement, joy, anticipation, without having to fake the extent of your emotions.
You want to enjoy the things you know you love and feel with depth and sincerity.
When you make plans, you want to be able to follow through with those plans without dread or feeling like you should try to get out of it.
You want to be able to take control and fully engage in your life again, without feeling more like a silent, emotionless observer.
What Is Depression?
Depression is a general feeling of sadness, worthlessness, and chronic fatigue. Depression makes the sufferer feel as though they are alone in the world and that nothing they could ever do is good enough.
The person may feel completely disjointed from their own life and unable to assimilate into social situations, even with their own spouse or family members.
Depression can even cause a person to feel a deep-seeded loathing for themselves, regardless of how successful they are or how bright their future really is.
This feeling can even drive an individual to have thoughts of suicide and cultivate a belief that their loved ones would be better off without them.
The symptoms of Depression are internal and can even be hidden from those who are closest to the sufferer.
Here are the most common symptoms:
- Chronic Sadness
- Becoming Anti-Social
- Significant Weight Loss or Weight Gain
- Change in Sleeping Habits
- Extreme Fatigue
- Loss of Interest in Everything
- Feelings of Worthlessness
- Feelings of Guilt
- Becoming Irritated Easily
- Thoughts of Suicide
Fortunately, treatment for Depression is available.
Depression is common, in people of all ages and stages of life.
Counseling is available for those who wish to talk about their feelings. Through counseling, you will find a non-judgmental professional, who is ready to hear what you have to say and help you to make positive changes throughout your life.
This form of therapy takes time and commitment, but it is proven to help people afflicted with depression learn how to escape the clutches of this disorder and take back your life, for long-lasting results.
If these feelings and behaviors resonated with you, contact me to make an appointment and take the first step to reclaiming your life.