Depression Therapy For Women
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?
feeling down or depressed for more than a week
have lost interest or pleasure in things you usually enjoy
difficulty sleeping, appetite loss
feelings of guilt or worthlessness
After puberty, a womens risk of developing depression rises dramatically, twice as much men.
According to the National Institutes of Health, factors that increase the risk of depression in women include reproductive, genetic, or other biological factors; interpersonal factors; and certain psychological and personality characteristics. In addition, women juggling work with raising kids and women who are single parents suffer more stress that may trigger symptoms of depression. Other factors that could increase risk include:
- Family history of mood disorders
- History of mood disorders in early reproductive years
- Loss of a parent before age 10
- Loss of social support system or the threat of such a loss
- Ongoing psychological and social stress, such as loss of a job, relationship stress, separation or divorce
- Physical or sexual abuse as a child
- Use of certain medications
Women can also get postpartum depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.
I use proven therapeutic techniques that work to assist you in learning self soothing and healthier coping skills, how to reduce problematic thoughts and manage difficult emotions, and developing insight into difficult situations and presenting your authentic self.
Individual and group therapy has also been shown to be a very effective method of treatment if you are suffering from depression. One technique I use, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common forms of talk therapy for the treatment of depression, because it is so effective. CBT focuses on teaching new ways of thinking and coping mechanisms when feelings of depression hit. I also help women understand difficult relationships, how to improve them, and how to change habits that might be contributing to their depression. In addition to one-on-one therapy, group therapy or family therapy is a helpful method to treat depression if family stress is a contributing factor to your depressed state.
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