Sadness is part of being a human. Depression, however, is a painful health condition requiring psychological help. Many people experience depression at some point in their lives lives. Depression has many causes and subtypes, which we are only beginning to understand currently. Some of the known causes of depression including inflammation, genetics, neurotransmitter and hormonal abnormalities, environmental and social stressors, medical conditions, unhelpful thought patterns, trauma, and many other factors.
However overwhelming depression feels, it can be treated and there is hope. The treatment for depression varies, and sometimes medications such as antidepressants are needed. Psychotherapy supports personal growth and change of one's thought patterns and lifestyle that allow for long term recovery. CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, is a key psychotherapy approach that is scientifically proven to fight depression.
Beata Lweis MD can help you by evaluating your condition and collaborating with you to help you overcome depression.