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Millions of Americans suffer from depression and do not even realize they are suffering from this disorder. This condition will often affect not only the person suffering from depression but the ones most close to them. Major depression can devastate a home, family or life of the one dealing with it. Our Depression Counselors in Lake Mary have experience and compassion in helping someone with mild to severe depression. We help our clients understand the signs and symptoms of depression and have a structured protocol for depression treatment. Our Lake Mary therapists can also help with teen depression.

The causes of depression are unique to each person but we do know how to help someone with depression. If you know someone or if you need help overcoming depression, call us so we can counsel you on how to cope with depression and how to cure depression.Depressed- Young- Couple

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Probably the worst thing about depression is that a lot of the torment and agony are needless. The majority of people suffering from this illness do not seek help and do not realize that their illness is treatable.

Definition of depression: According to dictionary.reference.com: This is a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. A depressive disorder effects the complete body not just the mind. It effects thoughts, mood emotions and how someone feels physically.

Types of Depression For a more detailed list, please visit Total Life Counseling Depression Services page.

Child or Teen Depression

Bipolar Depression

Dysthymia

Major Depression

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Depression Symptoms and Signs of Depression 

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Also, severity of symptoms varies with individuals.

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

How to help someone with depression If you or someone you know have more than 4 of these symptoms, our Lake Mary therapist would be happy to talk to you and give you the help you need. Lake Mary Depression Counselor Therapist Dr. Leslie Hamilton, PhD Marriage & Family Expert on Fox 35 News Interview

Finding the right counselor! We take the guesswork out of finding the right counselor!  Total Life Counseling Center provides therapy for depression and support for depression in Lake Mary and Central Florida. We have several counselors and therapists who specialize in adult counseling for depression and teenager counseling for depression.  Call us today to get the help you need.

A depressive disorder is a “whole-body” illness, involving your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. Appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression.
Depressive disorders come in different forms, just as do other illnesses, such as heart disease. This paper briefly describes three of the most prevalent types of depressive disorders. However, within these types there are variations in the number of symptoms, their severity, and persistence.

Major depression is manifested by a combination of symptoms (see symptom list) that interfere with the ability to work, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities. These disabling episodes of depression can occur once, twice, or several times in a lifetime.

A less severe type of depression, dysthymia, involves long-term, chronic symptoms that do not disable, but keep you from functioning at “full steam” or from feeling good. Sometimes people with dysthymia also experience major depressive episodes.

Another type is bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness. Not nearly as prevalent as other forms of depressive disorders, bipolar disorders involve cycles of depression and elation or mania. Sometimes the mood switches are dramatic and rapid,

but most often they are gradual. When in the depressed cycle, you can have any or all of the symptoms of a depressive disorder. Mania often affects thinking, judgment, and social behavior in ways that cause serious problems and embarrassment. For example, unwise business or financial decisions may be made when an individual is in a manic phase. Bipolar disorder is often a chronic recurring condition.

Not everyone who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some people experience a few symptoms, some many. Also, severity of symptoms varies with individuals.

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain

Getting Help

If you have a combination of at least four of the above symptoms, which have lasted for two or more weeks, you may be suffering from the illness of depression. There is effective help available for treating depression, please seek professional assistance before the condition worsens.

Suicide rate for girls climbs 76%, CDC says
Greg Bluestein | the Associated Press

September 7, 2007

ATLANTA – The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls increased 76 percent, a disturbing sign that federal health officials say they can’t fully explain.

For all young people from 10 to 24, the suicide rate rose 8 percent from 2003 to 2004 — the biggest single-year increase in 15 years — in what one official called “a dramatic and huge increase.”

The report, based on the latest numbers available, was released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and suggests a troubling reversal in recent trends. Suicide rates had fallen by 28.5 percent since 1990 among young people.

The biggest increase — about 76 percent — was in the suicide rate for 10- to 14-year-old girls. There were 94 suicides in that age group in 2004, compared with 56 in 2003. The rate is still low — fewer than one per 100,000 population.

Suicide rates among older teen girls, those 15 to 19, shot up 32 percent; rates for males in that age group rose 9 percent.

“In surveillance speak, this is a dramatic and huge increase,” Dr. Ileana Arias said of the overall picture. She is director of the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

More research is needed to determine whether this is a trend or just a blip, said one child psychiatrist, Dr. Thomas Cummins of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “We all need to keep our eye on this over time to see if this is a continuing trend.”

Overall, there were 4,599 suicides among young people in 2004, making it the third-leading cause of death, surpassed by car crashes and homicides, Arias said. Males committed suicide far more often than females, accounting for about three-quarters of suicides in this age group.

Total Life Counseling Center provides therapy for depression and support for depression in the Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Clermont area. We have several counselors who specialize in adult counseling for depression and teenager counseling for depression. Total Life Care Counseling Center has therapists who treat depression in Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Clermont Florida. Call us today if you need help.

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