At some point, we’ve all felt depressed or sad. Feeling that way for short periods of time is normal. However, when feelings of depression begin to interfere with your everyday life and last for weeks on end, it’s time to seek treatment. Anyone can develop depression, even children. The following may play a role in depression:

  • Chemical changes in the brain
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stress
  • Severe loss (such as a loved one or career)

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Agitation, restlessness, and irritability
  • Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of hopelessness and self-loathing
  • Becoming withdrawn or isolated
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping

For years, Rebecca Ginder has treated those suffering from depression and has successfully improved the quality of their lives and the lives of those who love them.

Rebecca Ginder - Delray Beach Addiction Counselor