Depression

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SpotLyte Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Therapy Services located in Downingtown, PA

When you’re struggling with depression but want to find alternative treatments to traditional medicine, the team at SpotLyte Behavioral Health can help. At their office in Downingtown, the mental health professionals can provide you with various approaches to treatment to help you work through your depression symptoms in your own time and with your individual needs in mind. Learn more about depression treatment by calling the office or by using the online booking tool today.

Depression Q & A

What is depression?

Depression is a common mood disorder that causes you to feel persistently sad or hopeless and to lose interest in activities you enjoyed previously. This disorder affects how you feel and think, leading to a disruption in your work and home life.

For some people, untreated depression can progress into even more serious mental health disorders and lead to suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

What causes depression?

The causes of depression vary from person to person. Some factors relate to changes in the chemicals in your brain or an imbalance in your hormone levels.

You may be at increased risk for developing depression if other members of your family have depression or if you’re under constant stress that causes or worsens an existing mental illness.

What are the symptoms of depression?

Depression affects everyone differently, but many common symptoms can indicate clinical depression. These symptoms include:

  • Constant sadness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Lack of self-worth or negative self-talk
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy

Side effects of depression symptoms contribute to difficulties concentrating, insomnia, and other issues that interfere with a healthy life. You can also develop physical symptoms, such as muscle aches, frequent headaches, and unexplained back pain.

What treatment options are available for depression?

A number of treatment options can boost your overall mental health and reduce the symptoms of depression in your everyday life. Your custom treatment plan addresses your total health and wellness rather than focusing only on your depressive symptoms.

Depression often requires a multimodality approach to treatment. Therapy is an effective tool that can help you regulate your emotions and find helpful coping mechanisms for responding to unhelpful thoughts and behaviors. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that provides you with coping strategies to reshape negative thought patterns.

The team may support your treatment with medications, such as antidepressants, to relieve your symptoms of depression while you recover.

Don’t let depression take away your quality of life. Book a consultation now online or by phone to learn more about holistic treatment options for depression.