Depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15 to 44.3. Major depressive disorder affect more than 16 million adults (6.7%) of the U.S. population in any year.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects more than 16.1 million American adults or about 6.7% of the U.S. population. The counselors at Orange Blossom are experts at major depression, dysthymia, bipolar depression, mood disorders and adjustment disorders. We employ an eclectic mix of skills in including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement and desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), play therapy, solution focused therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
Symptoms of depression may include sadness, discouragement, low self-esteem, guilt, indecisiveness, irritability and frustration, loss of interest in life activities, loss of motivation, poor self-image, appetite changes, sleep changes, difficulty with concentration/memory, loss of sex drive, hypochondriasis and suicidal impulses. Depression can hinder many aspect of your life including work, play and personal relationships. We work collaboratively to improve mood, energy, life passion, motivation and daily functioning. Depression is a highly treatment condition with more than 75% of clients getting better through treatment.
Depression and Children
Children presenting with depression might have different symptoms that those associated with adult depression. Children often present with irritability and anger. The following signs of depression in children include:
• Irritability or anger
• Changes in appetite -- either decreased or increased
• Withdrawal for social activities they used to like
• Problems concentrating
• Increased sensitivity to rejection
• Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
• Changes in sleep -- sleeplessness or excessive sleep
• Vocal outbursts or crying.
If you believe your child is depressed, there is an effective therapy available. The most researched form of treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of child related depression