Change Your Depressed Mood
Many people will experience a depression at some time during their lives, and in these times rates of depression are increasing markedly. When someone has their first episode of depression there are changes which occur in the body and mind, so it is important to get treatment quickly, so that the changes that have occurred become less permanent. As human beings we have feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and our physical reactions. Depression includes a pervasive feeling of sadness, negativity, lethargy or agitation, which persists for more days than not for over two weeks or more. It can effect our sleep, appetite, thinking and concentration, digestion, as well as our relationships. It is important to get this problem treated as soon as possible so that this problem will not become more permanent or habitual.
How can talking help?
Talking by itself is NOT what usually helps, but when the talking leads to changes in behaviors and thoughts, then feelings can follow. Although habitual feelings and thoughts may have taken years to develop, they do not take as long to change. A lot of change can occur in the first couple of months.
By targeting specific key thoughts and behavior patterns what seems like everything is terrible all the time can be changed to where there is light at the end of the tunnel and things begin to change. It takes a skilled experienced therapist to help people figure out what are the key thoughts and behaviors that need change, so that change can bring happiness again!