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Coping With and Understanding Your Depression

© 2009 by Lawrence Todryk. Psy.D., M.B.A.

Feelings of sadness, loss, and depression are a part of life. Life provides many opportunities to copy with and process our feelings in response to our external life. Depression affects millions of Americans every day. It is necessary to be aware of when a person is becoming depressed. The following are some indicators of depression.

Depression can become severe and may have significant consequences. A person can become impaired in their ability to perform work, family, social, and religious responsibilities. If these symptoms become severe Major Depression may develop. Source for symptoms of depression is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, APA.

If a person's self-worth is significantly impacted leading to thoughts of hurting himself, this needs to be addressed as soon as possible. A person's ability to concentrate deteriorates to the point were he can not function, is an indicator of Major Depression.

For a consultation and to start the healing process, Call 224-577-5308 or text 224-577-5308 for an appointment. Dr. Lawrence Todryk is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate in clinical psychology and a certificate in substance abuse counseling from Adler School of Professional Psychology. He is in private practice at Grayslake Counseling Center, Integrative Psychological Services, Inc.