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Anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status, can suffer from depression. It is estimated that 19 million Americans suffer from depression every year. Depression is not a weakness or a character flaw—it is a real medical illness. But the good news is that with proper treatment,
The causes of depression are not always clear. It may be caused by an event or for no apparent reason at all. Genes may also play a role in not providing your brain with enough serotonin. The symptoms of depression may differ from person to person. Some symptoms may include a persistent sad mood, lack of pleasure in activities, change in sleep or eating habits, or a feeling of worthlessness and irritability. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms. For example, depressed woman are often tearful, sad, have feelings of guilt and worthlessness while men typically have difficulty sleeping and are restless or irritable.
Clinical Depression is characterized by 5 or more of the following symptoms that persist for at least 2 weeks:
Antidepressants can also be effective in the treatment of depression. Studies have shown a greater rate of improvement when individuals on antidepressants are also receiving individual therapy. This is likely because in therapy you can learn effective tools and strategies to understand your depression better and prevent it from returning in the future.
Sunshine Psychology: Providing psychological and educational testing, neuropsychological assessment, and surgery evaluation services
along with individual, couples, family, and career counseling and therapy in Miami Beach and Coral Gables.
Psychoeducational Testing   ADD / ADHD - Learning Disability - Academic Problems - Gifted Placement / IQ - Behavioral Problems
Comprehensive Evaluations Neuropsychological Assessment Dementia - Alzheimer's - Memory Problems Surgery Evaluation
Individual Counseling Depression - Anxiety - Relationships - Hypnosis/Meditation - Addictions - Phobias - Stress - Grief and Loss
Gay/Lesbian Concerns - Trichotillomania Couples Counseling Marriage - Divorce - Infidelity - Sex - Communication Family Counseling
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