Depression is a challenge faced by one in ten Americans. Distinct from grief or sadness which is a temporary state, depression is categorized as a mood disorder that has manifested negative symptoms for at least two weeks, but usually much longer. Depression changes the way in which a person interacts with their environment and often includes lethargy, lack of motivation, sadness, a feeling of hopelessness, helplessness, and even suicidal thoughts.
The single most common reason for people to seek therapy is depression which can be treated through individual therapy and individual therapy combined with group therapy, successfully. Dr. Warren's treatment focuses on identifying the source of the depression, dealing with the underlying issues, and creating alternative responses to the depressive triggers. Many children are born depressed which can start in the uterus and remain throughout life without treatment. Other people become depressed as a defense response to unhappy or uncomfortable circumstances, such as a relationship or job failure or when a significant change takes place in their lives. By addressing those issues and learning appropriate healthy responses to change and loss, people can leave therapy not only conquering depression, but also with a renewed sense of self-esteem and positivity towards their abilities to master life's challenges.