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Therapy can help you explore what emotions fuel your depression as well as help you anticipate your vulnerability and then work toward bringing back stability and optimism.
As you make your way through life’s many challenges, you may find that the strain has worn you down. You may feel lifeless or tired, have trouble sleeping or be sleeping too much. You may feel worthless, have difficulties with concentration and appetite, or no longer feel pleasure in activities that once gave life meaning. You may also lack the motivation to do anything about your problems. The terrible pain of depression can deflate your sense of who you are and even make you question whether life is worth living.
Your depression may be a result of fluctuations in your body chemistry, or it may be situational. Situational depression can be related to an unexpected change or life transition, a loss or major disappointment, an ongoing sense of loneliness and isolation, or past trauma that is still affecting you. Or, you may have been depressed your whole life and assumed there was no possibility of feeling differently.
A therapist can help support you through this troubling time. Together, you can explore the reasons why you feel depressed and work with the underlying thoughts and emotions that fuel depression. Therapy can help you learn to anticipate the ways in which you may be vulnerable to depression, to care for yourself when you are, and to work toward a more stable, satisfying and optimistic life.