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  • Depression

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    Depression is a common but serious and complex mood disorder that affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act.


    • Abuse-Past physical , sexual, or emotional abuse can increase the vulnerability to clinical depression later in life.
    • Certain medications
    • Serious medical issues
    • Death of a love one
    • Family history of depression
    • Conflicts-Personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends.
    • Major Events- Events can include positive ones such as getting a new job., leading one to think ” I thought this would make me happy, what is wrong with me”
    • Other personal problems-Social isolation, other mental illness or may be triggered by another medical condition.
    • Substance abuse- Alcohol and drugs may be a temporary solution

    Symptoms may include

    • a persistent feeling of loneliness or sadness
    • lack of energy
    • feelings of hopelessness
    • difficulties with sleeping (too much or too little)
    • difficulties with eating (too much or too little)
    • difficulties with concentration or attention
    • total loss of interest in enjoyable activities or socializing
    • feelings of guilt and worthlessness
    • and/or thoughts of death or sucide

    You may not experience all of the symptoms. The degree of symptoms vary from person to person. Depression is a difficult road to travel.

    Quiet Avenue Life Coaching & Therapy uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), a customized ecomap and genogram as treatment tools.

    “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”