Depression is more common than one might think – in fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 6.7 percent of the United States population over age 18 is affected by depression and it is the leading cause of disability for Americans ages 15 to 44.3. The fact of the matter is, you are human and all humans experience depression from time to time. For some, depression can be extremely debilitating, affecting your ability to work or perform in school, stay engaged in relationships, interfere with goal-directed behavior, or decrease general feelings of well-being. Common symptoms of depression include:
- Feeling sad, down, or “blue” for most of the day and nearly every day
- Reduced or increased appetite, which may result in weight loss or gain
- Reduced interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Decreased motivation
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Thinking you are better off dead
- Feeling worthless or hopeless
- Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
- Feeling tired and having no energy
However, there are extremely effective, evidence-based, therapies that can greatly help reduce or eliminate depression. Our team offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), two very different but research-based treatments that have been found to be extremely effective in depression symptom reduction or elimination. Your therapist will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment based on your specific difficulties, treatment history, and goals.
Why Turn to Tampa Therapy for Your Depression Treatment
If you’re in search of a therapist in Tampa that can assist with Depression Therapy, our team at Tampa Therapy has advanced training in depression treatment. She will work with you to identify your specific concerns and problem areas, and collaboratively develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs.