Does your lack of motivation and interest in the things you used to love, cause you to be less productive and reliable?
Do you often experience feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, which has led to prolonged sadness, feelings of emptiness or even thoughts of suicide?
Do you find yourself experiencing sleepless nights coupled with an extreme lack of appetite and interest in your daily activities and routines?
Do you have unexplained physical ailments such as headaches, muscle aches, changes in weight and restlessness?
Everyone has their ups and downs in life. Often times we feel tired and burned out as a result from daily routines and fast paced work both in our professional and personal life. But when those feelings last more than it should and results in frequent sadness, suicidal thoughts and a sense of hopelessness, it becomes a bigger issue. Depression is something that is often overlooked. Many people don't know they have depression until it has gone far along or too late.
Currently 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, which accounts for 5% of the world's population. Studies show that women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression.
The signs of depression aren't always obvious and can be a mixture of multiple symptoms. The symptoms also last more than 2 weeks.
The symptoms usually include:
- Persistent sad or “empty” mood
- Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
- Loss of interest or pleasure in ordinary activities, including sex
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
- Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed down”
- Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia, early-morning waking, or oversleeping)
- Eating disturbances (loss of appetite and weight, or weight gain)
- Excessive crying
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
- Chronic aches and pains that don’t respond to treatment
At the Lartey Wellness Group, we offer treatment plans and therapy sessions, that go above and beyond to make sure you're getting the care you need in order to pinpoint the source of your depression. We believe that there is no one "right" approach to therapy. Our trained professionals work closely with you to create tailored treatment plans to address your unique needs and concerns. The Lartey Wellness Group can help you learn ways to better cope with stress and manage your symptoms of depression. These strategies will lead to recovery and will enable you to function at your best. They also help individuals alleviate the thoughts and patterns of depression, such as persistent sadness, loss of interest in daily activities, decreased energy and sleep disturbances. Let the Lartey Wellness Group help you manage your depression so that you regain control of your life.