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Perhaps you’ve struggled with depression in the past. You’ve thought of going to see someone, but you have stretches where life really isn’t that bad. Did you know that there is a milder form of depression that endures over time? It's called Persistent Depressive Disorder or Dysthymia. It comes with sadness, directly impacts your life, and might cause you to lose pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.
We all pass through difficult moments or maybe even difficult weeks or months. Life seems just a little too heavy to bear. But at what point should you be concerned and start to call what you are feeling depression? When would it be best to contact us at Evanston Counseling to speak with one of our compassionate therapists? Read on to find out more.
Have you noticed how your mood starts to shift downward into depression as the fall and winter approach? The more cold, dark, and gray the days become, the more you can feel a heaviness set in over your thoughts or in your body. At Evanston Counseling, we get that! If you see your moods shifting at this time, you may want to look into therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
If you came in to see one of our Evanston therapists or had a telehealth appointment, we might suspect you were dealing with depression if lately, you’ve just felt off. You don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. Your friends check on you to make sure you are doing okay. You’d rather just stay in and not do anything. If your friends convince you to hang out with them, you never really have a good time.
Your last child has left home to go to college, pursue a burning interest, or find their way in the world. Your relationship with your children has, in part, defined who you are. How will you restructure your identity after the empty nest? In our Evanston/Chicago-area counseling practice, we help empty-nesting women discover their priorities, reestablish social connections with their friends, and ignite relationships with their partners.