Depression can make it harder to get through daily life. The feelings of hopelessness, sadness, and despair you experience may keep you from doing what you love, engaging with your family members, and reaching your goals.
If you are dealing with depression, you may not know if you should seek professional help or try to manage the symptoms on your own. Symptoms of depression and anxiety for brief periods of time can be normal as life changes or you experience challenges. At first, it is alright to monitor your emotions and see how you feel. You may also want to try using your personal coping skills and taking care of your physical health to improve your mood.
But if you are dealing with depression that is persistent, it may be time to seek professional help. Working with a mental health professional is recommended if you cannot do what you need or want to do because of how you feel or if you cannot make the life choices you want out of fear.
Remember that you know yourself best. If you are dealing with depression and unable to cope like you normally do, going to therapy can help you get yourself back on track. And even if you are unsure if the symptoms of depression will last, it is never too early or too late to start with therapy.
If you struggle with depression, there is always a way forward. Contact the office of Dr. James Campbell, LLC to schedule an appointment and learn more about how Dr. Campbell can help you.