If you happen to recognize symptoms of depression in yourself, the key is not to let worry take over. In fact, recognizing symptoms is an essential step on the road to feeling like oneself again.
This website is here to help you reconnect with the person you once were and the quality of life you once enjoyed. The following steps are especially important:
- Learn more about depressionIn addition to talking to your doctor, learn about how depression can affect you by viewing What is Depression?
- Talk to your friends and familyYou do not have to face depression alone. Your loved ones can be a source of comfort and emotional support and may be able to help you find a doctor or therapist. Many people often find relief in talking about depression with friends and family.
- Make an appointment with a doctorVisit your doctor or another healthcare professional to discuss any possible symptoms you may be feeling. If you do have depression they will work with you to plan a course of action that you feel good about. Your doctor may also suggest you see a specialist, such as a psychiatrist or a therapist. Learn more by viewing Talking to Your Doctor.
It is also a good idea to prepare for your visit. To create a list of questions you may want to ask, along with some notes about your symptoms and medical history click here.