Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and handle daily activities. Recognizing the symptoms of depression is crucial in taking the first step toward recovery. At CBT Baltimore, we understand the complexity of this condition and are dedicated to providing evidence-based treatments to help you lead the life you value.
Depression goes beyond just feeling sad. It’s a pervasive condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. Symptoms can vary but often include:
- Persistent Sadness or Hopelessness: A feeling of deep sadness that doesn’t seem to go away.
- Loss of Interest or Pleasure: You might lose interest in activities once enjoyed.
- Changes in Appetite or Weight: This could be weight gain or loss unrelated to dieting.
- Sleep Disturbances: This includes both insomnia and oversleeping.
- Energy Loss: Feeling fatigued almost every day, even when you haven’t exerted yourself.
- Feelings of Worthlessness or Excessive Guilt: Harsh criticism of perceived faults and mistakes.
- Difficulty Thinking or Concentrating: Trouble making decisions or focusing.
- Physical Symptoms: Unexplained aches and pains.
- Thoughts of Death or Suicide: Frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal ideation, or suicide attempts.
CBT Baltimore’s Approach to Treatment
At CBT Baltimore, we specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based approach that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with depression. Our goal is to help you rediscover your inherent strength and start feeling like yourself again. We offer a range of services including individual and group therapy sessions, both in-person and via telehealth.
Taking the First Step
If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, it’s important to seek professional help. Depression is treatable, and with the right approach, you can overcome it. We at CBT Baltimore are here to support you on your journey towards healing.
Ready to Request a Session?
We’re here to help you free yourself from fear and lead a life you value. To request a session and start your journey toward recovery, please use this form or contact us directly at (443) 470-9815. Remember, healing begins now, and you don’t have to do it alone.