Depression can go undetected for years.
A person may feel stressed or unhappy while remaining that depression is the source. The reason? They simply may not be able to recognize that irritability, neediness and anger are actually stemming from depression. Often a person becomes hypervigilant on difficulty with interpersonal relationships or troubles at work when depression drives the engine underneath.
Depression has many faces and can manifest differently depending on the individual. The following symptoms may show up:
- Sadness with or without crying spells
- Irritability and/or frustration
- Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Insomnia or sleeping too much
- Overeating or loss of appetite
- Reduced sex drive
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Sometimes, family members, friends, or even the sufferer may wonder “why can’t I just snap out of it?” or “maybe it is all in my head”. Depression is real, the result of physiological and psychological processes in the brain and body. One doesn’t just “snap out of it” because just that thought stimulates denial and dismissal that is contrary to our innate capacity to cope. A person can feel better with appropriate treatment in as little as 2-3 weeks.
Healing may seem impossible, and with Engracia’s guidance and your desire to heal, peace and calm can return to your daily experience.
Call me to schedule an appointment today at (512) 680-2784.