Phone: 214.706.0508 | Fax: 469.729.3797
Address: 8140 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 450. Dallas, TX 75231
Request an Appointment
Providing Professional Counseling Services

Depression

Dallas Counseling for Depression

Adults. These are some common signs of depression in adults.
•    Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. A bleak outlook — nothing will ever get better and there’s nothing you can do to  improve your situation.
•    Loss of interest in daily activities.  No interest in former hobbies, pastimes, social activities, or sex. You’ve lost your ability to feel joy and pleasure.
•    Appetite or weight changes. Significant weight loss or weight gain — a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month.
•    Sleep changes — either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping (also known as hypersomnia).
•    Anger or irritability.  Feeling agitated, restless, or even violent.  Your tolerance level is low, your temper short, and everything and everyone gets on your nerves.
•    Loss of energy.  Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained.  Your whole body may feel heavy, and even small tasks are exhausting or take longer to complete.
•    Self-loathing.  Strong feelings of worthlessness or guilt.  You harshly criticize yourself for perceived faults and mistakes.
•    Reckless behavior. You engage in escapist behavior such as substance abuse, compulsive gambling, reckless driving, or dangerous sports.
•    Concentration problems. Trouble focusing, making decisions, or remembering things.
•    Unexplained aches and pains. An increase in physical complaints such as headaches, back pain, aching muscles, and stomach pain.
 
Teens.  Depression in teens can look a little different than it does in adults. Here is a list of signs of depression in teens.
•    Sadness or hopelessness
•    Irritability, anger, or hostility
•    Tearfulness or frequent crying
•    Withdrawal from friends and family
•    Loss of interest in activities
•    Changes in eating and sleeping habits
•    Restlessness and agitation
•    Feelings of worthlessness and guilt
•    Lack of enthusiasm and motivation
•    Fatigue or lack of energy
•    Difficulty concentrating
•    Thoughts of death or suicide
Children.  Even young children can suffer from depression. Here are signs and symptoms of depression in children include:
•    Irritability or anger.
•    Continuous feelings of sadness, hopelessness
•    Social withdrawal
•    Increased sensitivity to rejection
•    Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased
•    Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
•    Vocal outbursts or crying
•    Difficulty concentrating
•    Fatigue and low energy
•    Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that do not respond to medical treatment
•    Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school, extracurricular activities, and in other hobbies or interests
•    Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
•    Impaired thinking or concentration
•    Thoughts of death or suicide
 
For a quick self-scoring depression test, click here.
 
The Insights therapists who specialize in working with depression are Jeff Baldridge and Murphy Foster. Call Insights Therapy today at 214.706.0508, click here to email us, or click here to schedule an appointment. Insights offers flexible scheduling with daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

 

Navigation

 
 
 

Newsletter