Depression is a common and serious mood disorder: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Symptoms of depression vary from person to person and can sometimes present as irritability. Common symptoms of depression include changes in interest and mood, sleeping too much or too little, changes in appetite with weight gain or loss, feeling agitated or slowed down, reduced energy and ability to concentrate, and thoughts of death or suicide. Depression can also cause physical symptoms such as aches and pains or headaches. Depression can present itself after a major life change, postpartum, or out of the blue. Some people are affected seasonally with depression each fall/winter.
Two empirically validated treatments for depression are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). At CITC, we offer both types of treatments and will make a recommendation as to which one is best suited to help you. Both treatments are short-term (8-15 sessions).