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Depression

In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness

Psychological Counseling & Wellness Center located in Vancouver, WA

Millions of Americans suffer from depression. If you experience symptoms of depression, including feelings of sadness or loss of interest, Janelle Adams MA, LMFT, ATR, and the team at In Touch Counseling™ & Wellness can help. She and her team in Vancouver, Washington, are here to help.

Depression Q & A

What causes depression?

Many life factors can lead to clinical depression, also known as major depressive disorder, and it can impact anyone. It’s usually a combination of factors that leads to depression.

Certain environmental and physiological factors can increase your likelihood of developing this disorder. Some factors include genetics, personality, and environmental factors, such as a traumatic event. Other major life events, such as pregnancy, can cause depression.

Who has depression?

 Approximately 20.4% of the adult population in Washington State report having symptoms of depression.  The condition is common in females, who are twice as likely as men to suffer a depressive episode. Current reaseach shows that symptoms of depression are rapidly rising among teens and  young adults.  Other factors that influence depression rates include: racial/ethnic, income, and education. 

What are the core symptoms of depression?

Depression symptoms vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:

  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Feelings of emptiness and sadness
  • Fatigue
  • A sense of restlessness
  • Not sleeping enough or sleeping too much
  • Changes to appetite 
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Trouble with making decisions or thinking clearly
  • Suicidal thoughts- These thoughts differ from just thinking about death and persist for long periods. They may even lead to suicide attempts.
  • Physical symptoms, including aches and pains, like cramps or headaches.

Why choose In Touch Counseling​ & Wellness for treating depression?

Getting the wrong treatment for depression can make symptoms worse and keep you in a downward spiral. Rather than focus only on the thoughts and feelings,  the team at In Touch Counseling​ & Wellness, uses a unique whole person approach.  We believe in creating a tailored plan that combines therapy with the ancient art of  Acupuncture and the healing power of food, by looking at nutrition to get  you feeling optimistic, self- confident and able to return to your normal level of functioning faster.