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What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, loss or anger to interfere with your everyday activities. It has been estimated that 18% (or more) American adults have experienced symptoms in any 2 week period within 2019 according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Trusted Source.
Depression and grief have a lot in common. They both can be felt after an event or loss, but they each affect people differently because of how severe the symptoms are for each condition. With depression comes self-loathing feelings where you might think about killing yourself while with Grief there could also come sadness which is not always detrimental to your mental health.
Depression can make it hard to concentrate, remember things and carry out everyday tasks. You may find that you’re not enjoying activities as much because of your sadness – this is known as “less happy” or ‘elated depression’.
If you experience some of the following signs and symptoms of depression nearly every day for at least 2 weeks, you may be living with depression:
- feeling sad, anxious, or “empty”
- feeling hopeless, worthless, and pessimistic
- crying a lot
- feeling bothered, annoyed, or angry
- loss of interest in hobbies and interests you once enjoyed
- decreased energy or fatigue
- difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
- moving or talking more slowly
- difficulty sleeping, early morning awakening, or oversleeping
- appetite or weight changes
- chronic physical pain with no clear cause that does not get better with treatment (headaches, aches or pains, digestive problems, cramps)
- thoughts of death, suicide, self-harm, or suicide attempts
Types of depression
Symptoms of major depression can vary from person to person, but there are some common features that help your doctor determine the type you might have.
- Anxious distress — depression with unusual restlessness or worry about possible events or loss of control
- Mixed features — simultaneous depression and mania, which includes elevated self-esteem, talking too much and increased energy
- Melancholic features — severe depression with lack of response to something that used to bring pleasure and associated with early morning awakening, worsened mood in the morning, major changes in appetite, and feelings of guilt, agitation or sluggishness
- Atypical features — depression that includes the ability to temporarily be cheered by happy events, increased appetite, excessive need for sleep, sensitivity to rejection, and a heavy feeling in the arms or legs
- Psychotic features — depression accompanied by delusions or hallucinations, which may involve personal inadequacy or other negative themes
- Catatonia — depression that includes motor activity that involves either uncontrollable and purposeless movement or fixed and inflexible posture
- Peripartum onset — depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the weeks or months after delivery (postpartum)
- Seasonal pattern — depression related to changes in seasons and reduced exposure to sunlight
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The benefits of an online visit
It's Tested and Effective therapy
You might be surprised to hear that distance therapy practices aren’t new. In fact, online mental health services have been around since the internet itself! There is decades of research which shows how telephone or virtual counseling over email can benefit clients as they often prefer this type of session due its convenience for scheduling times-lessly during their day
You can connect with a counselor or coach from the comfort of your work, home, car and anywhere you have an internet connection.
It’s Easier to Talk about Difficult Things
We’ve found that it’s easier for clients to talk about difficult things when their therapist or coach is not present. Research has shown this worry lessenrs, too- so if you want your worries heard then go ahead and communicate at a distance!
What is online therapy?
Do I need to schedule an appointment for online therapy?
Can I book online sessions with a psychologist? Yes, you can. You will need to schedule an appointment by logging on and selecting the time that works best for you!
Is my online therapy visit private and secure?
Your session is completely private and secure. You can consult with a doctor online in confidence that all of your information will be kept confidential, including medical history questions you may have about yourself or someone else’s health status!
Is online therapy effective?
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