Boca Raton Depression Therapy
Counseling Boca Raton

Boca Raton Depression Therapy

Depression Therapy

Depression is a mood disorder that can set off feelings of sadness and loss of interest that can and will interfere with your daily functioning. Morgan Center in Boca Raton offers depression therapy at our offices in Boca Raton and remotely via Telehealth. When experiencing depression, we may not initially recognize we are actually depressed. That is why it is important to understand and recognize the signs of depression. Below is a list of some of the possible signs and symptoms of depression:

  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling worthless
  • Inappropriate guilt
  • Feeling empty
  • Loss of confidence
  • Daily fatigue
  • Appetite change
  • Insomnia
  • Increased sleep
  • Physical pain or aches
  • Thoughts of death/suicide
  • Irritability
  • Suicide attempts
  • Self-loathing
  • Shame
  • Memory problems
  • Agoraphobia
  • Restlessness
  • Indecisiveness
  • Persistent sadness
  • Inappropriate crying
  • Diminished pleasure
  • Pessimism
  • Headaches
  • Waking too early
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Sexual problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Stomach aches
  • Reckless behavior

Because these factors in and of themselves do not always indicate the presence of a depressive disorder, it is important to contact a mental health professional such as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, or psychologist to obtain an accurate diagnosis.

Treatments for Depression

Long term support and therapy can help to ensure success when dealing with depression. Successful treatment often works best when tailored specifically to the individual based on each person’s situation. Treatments for depression can include talk therapy and medication (offered by medical doctor).  Sometimes, patients experiencing depression may see both a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist to be treated with both traditional depression therapy modalities and with medication. Research has shown that for some depressive conditions, treatment is most effective when medication and traditional talk therapy are combined. In other cases, clients prefer one or the other. 

Getting started with depression therapy can be scary. We often find that the first step is the most difficult, and that clients achieve some relief following their first appointment. However, depression therapy often takes time and dedication to yield more significant results. If you are thinking about getting help for depression, contact Morgan Center and talk with a licensed therapist.