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Depression

Mental Health & Counseling located in Ohio City , Cleveland, OH

Depression

Many people don’t seek help for depression, believing they will eventually feel better. But depression isn’t like the blues, and it won’t improve without treatment from the compassionate team at PMA Assessment and Counseling in Cleveland, Ohio. Their personalized care includes therapy that helps you overcome depression and integrative care supporting your whole body, like health coaching, nutritional counseling, mindfulness, and yoga. Don’t wait to begin exceptional care for depression. Book online or call the office today to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.

Depression Q&A


What causes depression?

For many people, depression begins when they face major life challenges. You may feel depressed after losing your job, learning you have a serious illness, or when facing a separation from your partner.

Others face depression over everyday challenges that don’t improve, such as bullying, discrimination, social isolation, and unrelenting stress. Sometimes, feelings of sadness can appear without an apparent cause.

No matter why you’re depressed, it’s essential to know that depression lasting two weeks or longer seldom improves on its own. Instead, a low mood lasts longer and can worsen without treatment from the compassionate PMA Assessment and Counseling team. 

What symptoms does depression cause?

Whether your depression is mild or severe, you may:

  • Feel sad, hopeless, and worthless (depressed)
  • Lose interest in your favorite activities
  • Gain or lose weight 
  • Have trouble sleeping or sleep too much
  • Move slowly and aimlessly
  • Feel drained of energy
  • Have a hard time concentrating
  • Think about death or suicide

 

While everyone who feels depressed has some of the symptoms listed above, each person experiences depression differently. 

 

Instead of feeling sad or hopeless, you may not feel any emotions. While most people feel tired and lethargic, others may get agitated or have unexpected emotional outbursts.

Depression frequently causes physical symptoms, such as headaches, body aches, and stomach problems.

What treatments improve depression?

The PMA Assessment and Counseling team takes a holistic approach to caring for depression, creating a customized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

The team is skilled in many types of talk therapy that lift depression, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and breathwork.

During therapy, you may find solutions or ways to cope with life challenges, learn to change negative thoughts, heal difficult emotions, overcome trauma, or build a plan that helps you build a positive life.

The PMA Assessment and Counseling team guides you toward healthy habits that improve depression. For example, exercise triggers mood-boosting hormones, a healthy diet provides nutrients that help produce brain chemicals, and a good night’s sleep is essential for positive mental health.

With PMA Assessment and Counseling, you can find the support you need to overcome depression. Don’t wait to connect online or call the office today to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment.