Depression can show up in many different ways, including feeling guilty, worthless, helpless, hopeless, or sad. Feeling tired or having difficulty sleeping or making decisions can all be symptoms of depression. We may also be no longer be interested in things that we used to enjoy. Physical symptoms such as headaches, pain, or illness can also accompany depression. Each person is unique and experiences depression differently.
One way depression can be viewed is through the context of the relationships in which the person is involved. From this perspective, the symptoms of depression are seen as a reflection of how the person’s relationships are working. This is not to say that others are responsible for our feelings, because they are not. We are all responsible for our own feelings. What it does mean is that patterns of interaction that have developed between us and those we care most about sometimes leave us feeling frustrated, discouraged, and alone.
Working with a therapist at New Legends can help you identify where your feelings of discouragement are coming from, as well as some strategies and skills you can use to more effectively handle your feelings. Feeling depressed can be difficult and at times and help is needed to sort things out. Call for an appointment today.