Depression and anxiety are serious illnesses that can cause major disruptions in an individual’s life. They impact the patient’s ability to interact with others, perform everyday tasks, work and lead a healthy, happy life.
Depression and anxiety can be caused by physical, emotional, and social problems and treatment determined based on the underlying cause.
Some of the common symptoms of depression and anxiety are:
Inability to handle stress
Inability to manage common, everyday tasks
The first step in treating depression is to determine the cause. Tests can identify if the cause if physical, such as an imbalance of chemicals in the brain or the side effect of medications you are taking for another condition. Many times, if the cause is physical, treatment using medication or adjusting your existing medication will resolve the issue.
Depression caused by emotional or social problem are generally treated with therapy and supported by medication if needed.
Some common triggers for depression are:
Death of a loved one
Loss of your job
Family problems, such as a troubled child, infidelity, caring for an aging parent
At Christian Counseling Professionals, our compassionate staff will work alongside you as your deal with the causes of your depression and develop the inner resources to deal with the problem. Our psychiatric and medical staffs will work with you to determine whether your depression is caused by a physical issue and, if so, determine the best course of treatment. They will also work with your therapist to evaluate whether you will be helped by antidepressants to treat depression caused by emotional or social problems. We offer individual counseling and family counseling, if needed.
Our goal is to identify and address the underlying causes of the disorder and provide the patient with strategies to build their inner resources so they can recover and live happy, successful lives. Patients learn to identify triggers for their depression or anxiety and how to successfully cope with them, with the additional support of their faith and God’s love.
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We offer individual, family, and group counseling and can create a counseling program to meet your specific challenge.