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Depression Counseling, Therapy, & Treatment Scottsdale, AZ

With Empower You Experts of Scottsdale, AZ, affordable depression counseling is within reach for people of all ages, genders, and lifestyles. Many people who seek depression treatment in Scottsdale, AZ might not fully understand what they are feeling or what depression consists of.

Depression Counseling and Therapy in Scottsdale

What is Depression?

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that affect how a person feels, thinks, and handles daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Many people seek depression therapy in order to help with this serious disorder. In order to be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms need to be present for a minimum of two weeks (Major Depression Disorder) or two years or more (Dysthymia). Some forms of depression are moderately different, or they may develop under unique situations. Many times, depression can accompany feelings of anxiety, which many people seek anxiety counseling, therapy, & treatment for.

Why Get Help for Depression?

Nevertheless, depressive disorders are problematic because the sadness and lack of motivation they cause impedes a person’s ability to live a healthy life. For example, depressive disorders can interfere with a person’s ability to function in personal (self), family, love (intimate relationships), social, work, and/or spiritual situations. Empower You Experts provides professional depression therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. If you are experiencing depression and need help, feel free to make an appointment online.

Most people have experienced feeling sad or depressed at times. Feeling sad or depressed is a normal response to loss, life’s struggles or an injured self-esteem.  However, when a person experiences a feeling of intense sadness, including feeling hopeless, helpless, and worthless that lasts for many days to weeks and that also prevents a person from functioning on a normal basis, one’s depression may be something more than sadness.  Many people don’t take these feelings seriously and don’t seek depression counseling. Your depression may very well be clinical depression- a treatable medical condition. Empower You Experts provides professional depression treatment in Scottsdale, AZ by accredited licensed therapists and are ready to help.

Postpartum Depression Counseling Scottsdale, AZ

Postpartum Depression is a mood disorder that may affect women after childbirth.  Mothers that struggle with postpartum depression experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety, and exhaustion that can make it difficult to complete daily activities for themselves and/or for others.  There is not one single cause of postpartum depression, and it does not occur as a result of something a mother does or does not do.  Postpartum depression develops from a combination of physical and emotional factors.

Common Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

  • Feeling sad, hopeless, overwhelmed, or empty
  • Worrying or feeling overly anxious
  • Crying more often than usual and/or for no apparent reason
  • Feeling moody, irritable, or restless
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Oversleeping, or not being able to sleep even when the mother’s baby is asleep
  • Difficulty eating or eating too much
  • Withdrawing from or avoiding family and friends
  • Having difficulty bonding or forming an emotional attachment with her baby
  • Continuously doubting her ability to care for her baby

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General Symptoms of Depressive Disorder

Individuals with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms.  However, common symptoms involve:

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
  • Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Insomnia, early morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
  • Irritability, restlessness
  • Loss of pleasure in life and lack of motivation
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
  • Overeating or loss of appetite
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
  • Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not go away even with treatment.
  • Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts

Whether you are seeking depression treatment or are interested in you learning more about some of our other mental & Behavioral Health services, Empower You Experts provides professional help for you when you are need in Scottsdale, AZ.

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