Treating Depression

Depression goes beyond feeling sad. It has the ability to affect one’s thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and even physical health. Depression can be temporary, but more likely, it is a life-long condition that often gets worse without treatment. Many people have recurring bouts of depression over time.

Symptoms include:

  • Changes in sleep
  • Changes in appetite
  • Poor concentration
  • Loss of energy
  • Lack of interest
  • Low self-esteem
  • Hopelessness or guilt
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

There are several Mood Disorders in the DSM-V, and an evaluation is necessary to determine the causes and severity. David may ask you some very pointed questions about suicidal ideation, attempts, or plans. It is very important to be honest and open.
David’s approach to treating depression is sensitive and thorough. David may recommend medication to assist with the cognitive therapy techniques. David may also utilize Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, or Play and Art Therapy. David believes there is hope, and he would like to help you find yours again.

For more information and a free consultation, call (602) 575-4030 or email David at david@lifeworksaz.com.