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Depression

 Depression is no weakness. When you work with clients like we do, we see heroes who overcome great challenge and reclaim the best of their lives.

Depression may be the most common complaint we see today. Some have a long term low grade depression called dysthymia, other situational depression, other, severe, recurring depression. Sadly, most of all is treatment resistant depression. Despite all the many descriptive types, depression can be present in many different situations.  Some are born with a genetic predisposition for depression or other mood disorders, while many have depression as a result of negative experiences that left them depressed.  Grief can co-exist with depression.

Therapists take full history because from the start, we are always looking for clues to solutions for our clients’ complaints. Often, adverse childhood experiences or growing up with poor role models or simply unhealthy messages can lead to depression. Some do not always appreciate dredging up the past.  However, it is vital to understand the emotional roadmap that led our clients to where they are today. Even highly functional people can suffer when life circumstances challenge their beliefs or simply overwhelm.

Psycho-education, self-esteem work, changing dysfunctional thought patterns or processing  difficult past experiences can do wonders to change the current pervasive mood. Medications and other therapies can help some.  Medications may be temporary or permanent. Shorter term anti-depressants can allow a client some relief in order to do the work that make the medication no longer necessary.

Depression can lead many to lose motivation. Clients who present for therapy, while depressed are showing great resilience to face an issue that causes them to think they must give up.  Depression is no weakness. When you work with clients like we do, we see heroes who overcome great challenge and reclaim the best of their lives.

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1212 Churchville Road 
Bel Air, MD 21014 

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2191 Defense Highway
Suite 312 
Crofton, MD 21114 

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6851 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 302
Columbia MD 21045

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Sandbar Village Shopping Ctr
19413 Jingle Shell Way Unit 2
Lewes DE 19958-6307

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8630 Fenton St, Suite 920
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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The Shell Building 
200 E. Joppa Rd, Suite 407
Towson, MD 21286

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