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Depression Therapy & Counseling in Austin TX

Depression Therapy

If you’ve been feeling down, hopeless, experiencing a lack of energy and motivation, and wondered if therapy will even help your depression:

Keep reading, you’re in the exact right place.

Depression Therapy

What is depression?

Sadness is a typical emotion that is part of being human. It is how we respond to things like grief, loss, loneliness, stress, or disappointment. However, when a low mood persists for more than two weeks or begins to interfere with your overall wellness, you may be experiencing depression.

About 8% of Americans experience depression (with that number more than tripling at one point due to the COVID-19 pandemic and still remaining elevated). Depression is a serious condition and not a sign of weakness. With the right treatment, between 80% and 90% of individuals with depression see a decrease in symptoms.

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What are some of the symptoms of depression?

Depression presents itself differently in individuals, but common symptoms include the following:

  • Diminished interest in activities that bring you joy
  • A low, depressed mood
  • Challenges with daily self-care
  • Unintentional changes in weight
  • Change in appetite
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Irritability and restlessness
  • Unexplained physical health problems
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Slowed movement or speech
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Ruminating thoughts
  • Social withdrawal
  • Low motivation
  • Negative self-talk

How does depression affect my life?

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What causes depression?

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Prior trauma
  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Life changes (Moving, having a child, graduating, etc.)
  • Death or loss of a loved one
  • Other medical diagnoses
  • Co-occurring mental health issues (such as an eating or substance use disorder)
  • Time of year
  • Financial stress or job loss
  • High levels of stress or burnout
  • Hormonal changes
  • Relational issues
  • Discrimination or other forms of marginalization 
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How can therapy for depression help?

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