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Break the Cycle of Depression Symptoms!

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Break the Cycle of Depression Symptoms!

 

You may have good health, friends, a promising career, and be in a relationship, but you still feel a sadness or emptiness inside you cannot explain.  You don’t want to feel this way, yet you do. Could depression be the underlying reason for your feelings of despair and disinterest in things or people that used to give you joy?

Depression is a condition in which a person can feel discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested.”  This serious mood disorder is a growing emotional health concern around the world.  In the United States, it is estimated that about 35 to 40 million people will have “major depression at some time during their lives” and about half of them may struggle with recurrent symptoms.

Depressive symptoms can result in you feeling terrible, but know that there is help and people are getting better every day.  With a positive attitude and the right professional help from a good therapist, the symptoms of depression can be improved and you can start to enjoy your life again. It’s important not to believe some of the myths associated with depression and learn the facts about what this condition is.

Important “FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION” you may want to know.

 

Depression isn’t just about sadness.

There is more to depression than gloom or sadness. While it is a hallmark symptom, the sadness characteristic of depression is much deeper and ongoing.

Sadness is a response to an upsetting life event and is usually temporary.  However, when persistent, intense and without an apparent reason, it could be depression and should not be ignored.

 

Depression is a condition.

Depression isn’t merely a feeling you can “snap out of” or will away.  Like other medical illnesses, it is a condition that needs to be treated by a health professional for the symptoms to improve and be resolved.

Depression is both physiological or biological – an imbalance in your brain chemicals called neurotransmitters can be traced to a genetic anomaly. It can also be triggered by an unfortunate life event.

 

Genetic predisposition: you could be vulnerable to depression.

If there are several members of your family who are depressed, it could be in your genes.  This means you could be genetically predisposed or at greater risk for depression, but this doesn’t mean you are certain to develop it.

If predisposition is increasing your susceptibility, it may be beneficial to be mindful of the early signs and address them accordingly.  Therapy can help modify your responses to what may be considered potential triggers, such as your environment or distressing and overwhelming life events. 

 

Nobody is immune from developing depression.

Studies and surveys reveal that anyone can be depressed; women, men, seniors, children and teens can all be affected. Depression can also affect children, even when they seem to be too young to have seriously distressing life events. Teens are vulnerable to the condition in part because of the many changes happening in their bodies. It is also an issue among senior adults, particularly those with failing health.

 

Talking about depression or your symptoms is helpful.

Depression can happen to anyone and we live in a time when a sufferer can talk about their issues without being embarrassed. Talking can help you face your negative thoughts, which can be reinforcing your depression. It is especially helpful and meaningful if you do it with an unbiased and caring therapist.  Be matched with the right therapist for you that’s independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services — Cameron, NC – on Hwy 87, near Linden Oaks. Call today to make an appointment!

 


Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Harnett County

Areas: Cameron NC, Linden Oaks NC, Sprout Springs NC, Anderson Creek NC, Olivia NC, Pineview NC, Johnsonville NC, Spring Lake NC

Zip Codes: 28326, 28327, 27332, 28394

Rose Thomas, MA, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder, ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Acute Stress Disorder, Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors, Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Persistent Depressive Disorder, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Self-injurious/Self-Harm, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Separation Anxiety, Disruptive Disorders, Conduct Disorder, Marital Conflict and Discord, LGBT, Substance Use Disorders
 Insurance: BCBS, Tricare,/Tricare Prime, Standard, Extra, Retired, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

Fetima Wellington, MS, LPC, LCAS-A

Specializes in: (Ages 6+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Individuals, Couples, Family Therapy and Marriage Counseling. Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, Addiction and Recovery, Relationship Issues, Post Partum Depression, Family Conflict, Crisis Intervention, ODD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQ
 Insurance: BCBS, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted (credit cards accepted)
 Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

 

Brittny Gainey, MSW, LCSW

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples, Families. Anxiety, Depression, Academic/Behavioral Issues, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Trauma, Christian Counseling upon request
 Insurance:

BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, NCHC, and Cash
(credit cards accepted)

 Credit Cards:

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 722-9008 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!
Carolina Counseling Services - Cameron, NC
35 Plantation Drive, Suite 100B and 100C
Cameron, NC 28326

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