Effective Depression Therapy Treatments

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When depression sets in, it may feel like a dark shadow will never leave you, and you may even think depression therapy will not work. Nevertheless, it is possible to treat even the worst case of depression. Therefore, if depression is inhibiting your lifestyle, then it is time to get help. Many effective treatments are available to help you get over depression, regain hope and happiness, and take control of your life.

Treatments for depression

Since depression does not affect people the same way, every case is different, which means no single treatment works for all. What is effective for one patient may not work for another. The best strategy for handling depression is to arm yourself with sufficient information about the treatment options and adjust them to meet your requirements.

Medications

Antidepressants are effective for depression treatment. In some cases, the patient may need to try multiple antidepressant medications before finding the most effective one. Drugs that have worked for a close relative will possibly help the patient too.

Antidepressants usually take between two to four weeks before they make any difference on the symptoms. The patient will notice improvements in sleep, concentration and appetite before the mood improves. Patients who opt for medications must wait before deciding that the drug is ineffective.

Antidepressants sometimes have side effects, but those may reduce with time. Once you notice the side effects, consult your primary caregiver and do not discontinue the medication unless recommended by the doctor. You should not stop the medications as soon as you feel better, because it could cause unpleasant withdrawal signs and may be harmful. It is better to follow through the treatment duration and only stop the drugs slowly and safely with the aid of a doctor.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This treatment is beneficial for patients who are not improving with medications, are psychotic or are feeling suicidal or pose a danger to themselves. The commencement of results may be quicker than medications, and improvements are often noticeable with a week of treatments. Candidacy for ECT depends on:

  • Threat of suicide
  • Unresponsiveness to medications
  • History of good response to ECT
  • High risk of mortality or medical morbidity
  • Patient’s preference

While advances in ECT has improved the compatibility and safety of this procedure, there are associated risks, such as those linked with postictal confusion or rarely, temporary memory impairments.

Psychotherapy

Evidence-based psychotherapies such as cognitive behavior and interpersonal therapy have been found effective for treating depression.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT works on the assumption that patients suffering from depression are filled with thoughts of a dysfunctional negative perception of themselves, their life’s experiences (and society) and their future. This means that a clinically depressed person will probably feel that they are incapable and helpless, to consider others as judgmental and opposing and the future as bleak and unpromising.

CBT focuses on helping patients realize and adjust maladaptive thoughts and behavioral patterns. Multiple research supports the effectiveness of CBT for patients of all ages. Experts also consider it to be effective for preventing relapse.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Interpersonal therapy is a time-based treatment for major depression. It focuses on minimizing or removing the symptoms of depression for enhancing the quality of the patient’s interactions with other people and social relations.

The bottom line

Every case of depression is unique. Seek help from a professional if you believe you or your child might be suffering from depression.

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5 Anger Management Tips to Tame Your Temper

Wondering if you should learn some anger management tips so that you can have better control when you start you feel angry? When your anger gets out of control, it not only negatively affects you and your overall health, it also affects those around you.

While everyone feels angry at one time or another, it is when this anger gets out of controls that help is needed. Since you are sure to experience issues in your everyday life that may bring about anger, learning how to control your temper by using some proven tips can increase the quality of your life.

About anger management

If you are someone who tends to lose your temper when you get angry, then know that you are taking a positive step when seeking more information about anger management. Even though it is considered to be normal and even healthy to express anger, this expression must be done in a way that is both positive and productive. Because this can be difficult to do in the heat of your anger, it is essential for you to learn some tips that can help you keep your temper under control.

5 Anger management tips to tame tempers

The following is a list of five anger management tips that anyone can use to help tame their temper.

#1 – Take a timeout

Taking a timeout is not only beneficial for children, but it also helps to give adults the time that they need to settle down. It may take just a few minutes or it may take a few hours, it simply depends on each individual.

#2 – Only use I statements, not you accusations

When someone is angry it is easy for them to lash out at others. Instead of leading a sentence with you accusations, only use I statements. For example, say “I feel like you never listen to me” vs. “You never listen to me.”

#3 – Relax, relax, relax

Taking a few moments to relax is essential and easy to do. One should close their eyes, picture a relaxing scene while participating in deep breathing exercises that calms the body. Listening to music can also be relaxing.

#4 – Look for solutions

Instead of getting angry over the same situation over and over again, find a practical solution to address the situation. 

#5 – Work it out physically

Exercise is a proven stress reliever. Even taking a 20 to 30-minute walk can help lower stress levels, which is going to lessen one’s chances of feeling angry.

Need to make an appointment?

We are hoping that at least one of the above anger management tips will help you. We completely understand that no one really wants to be angry as well as how hard it can be to control your anger at times. If you feel that you would benefit from making a counseling appointment to learn more information about taming your temper, we invite you to contact us to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. You may only need one appointment to learn how to manage your anger or you may need several. Contact us now.

Request an appointment here: https://drsergesorokin.com or call Center for Emotional Peace at (847) 722-6118 for an appointment in our Highland Park office.

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Recognize the Signs of a Mental Health Issue

Mental health is an important, serious matter that is not talked about nearly enough. This is just as important as physical health and it is something that requires attention. As therapists, we understand the need to pay attention to a persons’ mental health and to be aware of the signs that point to problems. This allows people to seek the help they need early on. With that in mind, here are some basics that every person should know.

What is mental health?

Mental health is a mix of behavioral, emotional and cognitive well-being. The way we think, the way we feel and the way we behave are all parts of our emotional well-being. This type of health can interfere with daily life because it can influence interactions and behavior, such as how a person handles themselves in a meeting or how they react during a conversation with a family member.

Signs that a person needs help improving their mental health

It is important to recognize these signs sooner, rather than later. When a person realizes that there is a problem, they can seek the help needed to reach a better state of being. Some of the signs that a person may need help are:

  • Agitation
  • Always wanting to sleep
  • Losing interest in activities
  • Not spending time with anyone
  • Nervousness
  • Excessive worry
  • Losing sleep
  • Losing weight
  • Lack of personal hygiene
  • Major shifts in mood swings
  • Constant fighting with friends and family
  • Feeling unworthy or useless

These signs can play out in daily life. For example, if a person that was once outgoing no longer wants to speak in public or interact with friends, it may be due to a mental health issue.

Mental health issues can be treated

Anyone who is exhibiting signs of a mental health problem should speak with a professional in our office. We treat mental health on a daily basis and do so through therapy and other interventions. The most common conditions we treat are:

  • Anxiety disorders: This can include phobias, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD
  • Mood disorders: These range from mild depression to helping patients who are bipolar
  • Addiction

Since many of these can be treated with a combination of therapy and medication, it is important that a person seek help from a mental health professional. We can provide insight into a particular disorder, while also recommending a course of treatment. This helps our patients to get back on their feet, reach a better state of being and to begin enjoying life again.

You are not alone

Too often, those who are suffering from a mental health challenge isolate themselves even further. Rather than seeking help, they stay home, stop socializing and do not speak about the struggles they are having. We urge you not to do this. You do not have to be alone. We are here to listen, provide support, encouragement and treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Center for Emotional Peace, request an appointment in our Highland Park mental health office here: https://drsergesorokin.com. Or call us at (847) 722-6118.

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