Occasional sad moods happen to all of us. It’s not unusual to sometimes feel “blue” or “not like yourself.” But if you experience a loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities, or a depressed mood that lasts for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from clinical depression. This is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw. Depression is a highly treatable biological/physical illness. Some or all of the following symptoms often accompany depression:
- Frequent body aches and pains
- Persistent anger or irritability
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Too much or too little sleep or difficulty sleeping through the night
- Fatigue without physical exertion
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Trouble getting through the day
- Thoughts of suicide
- Frequent crying
- Loss of interest in physical appearance
- Lack of emotional response
If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of depression, our professional staff can help. We will evaluate your condition and can help you overcome this condition.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 630.933.4000. TTY for the hearing impaired 630.933.4833.