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About Depression

spiral2grow, an expert about depression in New York City, has depression psychotherapists and counselors, who provides treatment about depression while building skill and confidence in managing depression. spiral2grow, located in midtown Manhattan at 260 Madison Avenue #8023, New York, NY 10016, offers proven depression treatment and counseling in a variety of formats: individual depression counseling, depression counseling group and workshop.

Once depression gets a grip on your life, it may feel like it is impossible to break free. It can feel hopeless. But it is important to know that it is not hopeless. Depression can hijack your life like no other condition or disease can. As such, it can rob you of your own happiness, and may leave you overwhelmed. But the worst part about depression is that it is so difficult to control. Yet again, today more than ever before, there are many ways to assist you in overcoming the depression. It won’t be easy, but clearly possible.

  • About Depression
    • Depression is categorized by the mental health profession as a mood disorder, but its symptoms can vary widely from one person to another. It is also accurate to think of depression as a complex problem that can affect many different aspects of the sufferer’s life. It can affect the body, and generate such physical symptoms as insomnia, fatigue, appetite disturbances, diminished sex drive, and anxiety. It can affect the mind, interfering with the ability to think clearly, notice and remember details, and make good decisions. It can affect emotions, causing feelings of sadness, despair, guilt, worthlessness, and apathy. It can affect behavior, leading to alcohol or drug abuse, suicide attempts, and other socially or self-destructive behaviors. It can affect interpersonal (social and family) relationships, leading to aggression, withdrawal, or marital and family distress.
    • The main forms of depression are: major depressive disorder, also called “unipolar” for its affecting only one end of the mood continuum — depression; and bipolar disorder, formerly called manic-depressive illness, (“bipolar” for its affecting both ends of the mood continuum — depression and euphoria, or mania.) Depression can also present itself as dysthymia, a less intense and more chronic form of depression. Major depression is far more common than bipolar disorder, and has a much wider range of contributing factors.
    • Throughout the course of our lives, we all experience episodes of unhappiness, sadness, or grief. Often, when a loved one dies or we suffer a personal tragedy or difficulty such as divorce or loss of a job, we may feel depressed (some people call this “the blues”). Most of us are able to cope with these and other types of stressful events.
    • Over a period of days or weeks, the majority of us are able to return to our normal activities. But when these feelings of sadness and other symptoms make it hard for us to get through the day, and when the symptoms last for more than a couple of weeks, we may have what is called clinical depression. The term “clinical depression” is usually used to distinguish “true” depression from the blues.
    • Clinical depression is not just grief or sadness. It is an illness that can challenge your ability to perform even routine daily activities. At its worst, depression may lead you to contemplate or commit suicide. Depression represents a burden for both you and your family. Sometimes that burden can seem overwhelming.
    • Clinical depression always requires attention from a medical or mental-health professional. The good news is that depression can be diagnosed and treated effectively in most people. The biggest barrier to overcoming depression is recognizing that someone is depressed and seeking appropriate treatment.
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