Clarity Mental Health

Depression Treatment In
Castle Rock and Pueblo

If you think depression is starting to affect your daily activities and quality of life, the first place to start is talking to a healthcare or behavioral professional.

What is Depression?

Feeling down and upset at times is a natural part of life but depression occurs when feelings of sadness, loss, or even anger consistently affect an individual’s daily activities and quality of life. Depression can significantly affect an individual’s job, relationships, physical health, and overall wellbeing.

Causes of depression are multifactorial and often have a lot to do with family history, childhood experiences, trauma, brain chemistry, medical history, and the presence of any substance abuse. Experts are still learning about depression and why certain factors contribute to depression in some individuals and not in others. Regardless, depression is a serious mental health condition with possibly life-threatening consequences if left undiagnosed and untreated.

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

Depression can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the individual and the situation.
In addition to the persistent state of sadness, common symptoms of depression include but are not limited to:

How is Depression Treated?

Depression can be treated effectively but there’s no quick fix. Successful management of depression requires consistent attention and commitment to therapy with a skilled and experienced mental health provider. Treatment can include lifestyle change, psychotherapy, and medication.

Often psychotherapy and medications can help an individual get started on the right path to managing their depression. From there many find that lifestyle modifications such as daily exercise, meditation, healthy eating, avoidance of alcohol and drugs along with general self-care make a huge difference in controlling depression’s effect on their lives.

Living with depression can be difficult but there is hope. At Clarity Mental Health in Castle Rock, we are committed to seeing our patients break through the clouds of depression to experience a happier, more fulfilling life. If you or a loved one is burdened by the weight of depression, please schedule an appointment with the caring providers at Clarity Mental Health today. We are here to help.

If you or a loved one is suffering from depression, we can help!
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