depression1Do you feel sad, dissatisfied, or depressed? Everyone feels down or sad, has bad days, and goes through tough times. Feeling negative emotions is a natural part of being human, and occurs to all of us. Feeling ‘down,’ however, is not synonymous with depression.

Have you or someone you love felt the following for at least two weeks:

  • Sad, down in the dumps, miserable?
  • Guilty, worthless, and/or hopeless?
  • Constantly fatigued, unmotivated or lack energy?
  • Change in your appetite?
  • Isolating yourself from others?
  • Trouble sleeping? Or sleeping more than usual?
  • Difficulty concentrating, paying attention, and making decisions?
  • “Dark thoughts” that may include thoughts of death and/or suicide?
  • An increase in physical symptoms such as, headaches, stomach upsets, or other problems that were not present before?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, you or someone you love may be suffering from depression. You are not alone. The first step is to seek professional help. Evolution Psychology Center provides effective treatment for depression. You don’t need to suffer with depression any longer. Contact us today at 514-758-7792 or to see a Montreal Psychologist or Therapist for an assessment and treatment.

Depression is a mood disorder that affects 8% of Canadians [1] at some point in their lifespan, and this statistic rises each year. It is a general state of low or sad mood and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed. Life becomes flat and grey, and nothing seems fun, exciting, or enjoyable anymore. These depressed states can range from mild in intensity with feelings of sadness and low energy to very intense, such as withdrawal from others, a state of numbness and at times, thoughts of death or suicide. Depression changes how people feel about themselves, others, and the world around them, with emotional, cognitive, and physical symptoms that are experienced everyday for at least two weeks.

Depression can affect anybody, at any age, men, women, rich or poor, and across any culture or religion. About 6.5% of Canadian youths aged 15-24 and approximately 7% of seniors over age 65 experience depression each year [2]. It is often developed during a time of transition or difficulty in life.

Call Evolution Psychology Center today, we can help.

[1] Public Health Agency of Canada, The Human Face of Mental Health and Mental Illness in Canada, 2006
[2] Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division, 2010

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