Are you or a family member suffering from depression? Armstrong Family Counseling in Overland Park, Kansas City, KS specializes in depression treatment to assist people suffering from this mental health condition. Depression can come in many forms. It is very disruptive and can affect all areas of someone’s life. Our depression treatment and counseling services are available for youth and adults.
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?
Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way someone thinks, feels, and handles daily activities. These symptoms must be present almost every day for at least a two-week period. There are different types of depression, but two of the most common forms are major depression and persistent depressive disorder, where the symptoms last for at least two years.
COMMON DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS
Some common symptoms of depression include:
- Deep feelings of sadness
- Feelings of being worthless or hopeless
- Weight loss or gain
- Changes in appetite
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Lack of energy
- Inability to concentrate
- Issues with getting through day-to-day activities
- A lack of interest in things you enjoy
- Alienating yourself from friends
- Thoughts of self-harm
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT DEPRESSION TREATMENT FOR YOU
Working with a team that understands the symptoms of depression and the importance of a comprehensive depression treatment plan is important. Three common methods used in depression treatment include:
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
This form of psychotherapy helps modify thought patterns to change moods, thoughts, and their resulting behaviors. The combined approach of cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy treatment helps develop a balanced and constructive way to respond to stressors and employ effective coping skills. It is used to treat conditions in children, adolescents and adults.
INTERPERSONAL THERAPY (IPT)
Interpersonal therapy focuses on relationships between the patient and other people, resolving issues in personal relationships that may be at the center of psychological problems. IPT works to help learn skills to communicate better and address underlying problems that may be contribution to the symptoms of depression.
Psychodynamic therapy helps patients find patterns in the emotions, thoughts and beliefs they have to identify triggers and personal stressors to help form a functional and positive sense of self. For this to be effective, the patient must become self-aware and understand how past or present experiences may directly affect the way they feel.
In most instances, a mental health professional will employ a blended combination of the three. Therapy works to identify what may be contributing to symptoms of depression and why. Once identified, a comprehensive depression treatment plan can help with:
Understanding relational patterns can help in building better current and future relationships while learning how to build social support and steer away from isolation.
It can be hard learning how to say no, but feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed can make things worse. Setting boundaries in a healthy way in relationships and when working makes a difference.
Life can be challenging. Problems come up that may seem to be too much, or the inability to properly deal with things can cause stressors. Learning how to positively channel those feelings and deal with situations by understanding triggers and reframing negative thinking can help stay healthy.
WE ARE A KANSAS CITY KS MENTAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
At Armstrong Family Counseling, we formulate a depression treatment plan that implements talk therapy, coping skills, and lifestyle changes. Our therapist consulting services help with the following:
Lifestyle changes are essential to effective depression treatment. Employing a combination of sleep, nutrition, exercise, social support, and a reduction in stress can help with symptoms of depression and prevent them from returning.
CONTACT OUR KANSAS CITY KS THERAPY CENTER TODAY
We offer a no-obligation assessment that includes your current symptoms, your medical history, and past experiences with mental illness. For more information on depression counseling and our depression treatment plans, call our Overland Park Kansas City KS Armstrong Family Counseling office to speak with a mental health professional, or click the button below to book an appointment today!