What are the signs and symptoms of depression?
Depression is a severe mental health disorder that affects millions of people around the world.
Symptoms of depression can include:
- persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- low self–esteem
- lack of motivation
- difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- significant changes in appetite or weight
- sleep disturbances
- thoughts of suicide or self–harm
These symptoms can last for weeks, months, or even years if not properly treated. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, seeking professional help is crucial.
What causes depression?
Depression is a complex mental health condition that has many causes. Some of the most common causes of depression include genetic factors, difficult life events, certain medications, and certain medical conditions.
Other factors contributing to depression include chronic stress, substance abuse, and traumatic experiences. It is important to note that depression can also develop without a clear cause.
Some people may experience depression due to a combination of factors, such as a stressful job, financial problems, and a lack of social support.
Understanding the causes of depression can be the first step in finding an effective treatment.
The dangers of chronic depression
Chronic depression is a serious mental health condition that can have severe consequences if left untreated.
It can lead to feelings of hopelessness, extreme fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. It can also lead to substance abuse, physical health problems, and suicidal ideation.
The longer it goes untreated, the more difficult it can be to treat, so it‘s vital to seek professional help as soon as possible if you are struggling with chronic depression.
How does EMDR therapy help treat depression?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence–based psychotherapy treatment used to help people resolve traumatic memories, reduce stress, and alleviate depression.
EMDR works by helping the person to process and make sense of the traumatic experience and its associated emotions, memories, and beliefs.
In the process, EMDR helps to desensitize the person to the traumatic memory and reduce the negative emotions and beliefs associated with the experience. This can help the person to shift their perspective on the traumatic experience and learn more adaptive coping strategies.
Through EMDR, many people have found relief from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
How does Dr. Brooks administer EMDR treatment for anxiety?
Dr. Brooks values humor in good taste and usually practices casually in blue jeans. He is hopeful that your experience with him will be rather enjoyable and that he will provide you significant relief from upsetting memories and fears and be able to assist you in reducing unwanted cravings, if any.
Dr. Brooks has been able to help many people suffering with depression to experience improved mood, increased self-worth, and to feel more in control and powerful following treatment with EMDR therapy.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration of treatment by Dr. David Brooks at Dakota Trauma Therapy.