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About Depression The Arizona Depression Helpline is a resource for information about all aspects of depression. This disease affects both adults and children and can happen to anyone at any time. Our goal is to inform you about how to recognize this disease, the treatment options which are available to you and information about the disease itself. If you have further questions and are seeking assistance please call the Arizona Depression Helpline to speak with a member of our team. They will be happy to assist you.

What Is Depression Depression is a pervasive condition affecting all aspects of a person’s life. There are both physical and emotional symptoms which change the way a person feels about themselves. Mood, sleep patterns, appetite, sexual activity, and thoughts are all disrupted. Depression is not a temporary feeling of sadness but a profound condition which can last for weeks or years or may be intermittent throughout life. It is not, as some wrongly believe, a condition which can be shaken off by determination or a manifestation of personal weakness. The main types of depression are major depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive disorder.

Depression symptoms in children and teens Symptoms are similar to those of adults but there can be some differences. Rather than showing a depressed mood, younger children may show signs of irritability, clinginess and worry. Children may also exhibit unexplained aches and pains, a reluctance to go to school and be underweight. Similarly, teen symptoms of depression can include feeling negative and worthless, poor performance and/or poor attendance at school, feeling misunderstood and extremely sensitive, avoidance of social interaction and attempts at self-harm. Depression may occur in combination with other mental health conditions such as anxiety, substance abuse or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – ADHD.

Depression Symptoms In Older Adults Depression is not considered to be normal as a person ages and symptoms should not be dismissed. Sadly, in older adults, depression often goes undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Older patients are often reluctant to seek medical help and their depression symptoms can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from the normal aging process. Symptoms include: •Personality changes •Memory difficulty •Fatigue, aches, loss of appetite not attributable to a medical condition •Reluctant to leave home to attend social gatherings •Suicidal thoughts

Therapy And Treatment Of Depression CBT is a very useful tool in the treatment of depression. It was originally designed to treat depression specifically and is now used in treating a number of mental health disorders. A therapist works one-on-one with a patient and the goal is to solve current problems by changing unhelpful patterns of thought which lead to counterproductive behaviors. It is problem focused, meaning it is used to treat specific problems and action oriented, meaning that the therapist assists the client to select specific strategies to address the problems. In a nutshell, the goal is to rid the patient of self-defeating behavior.

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