Depression is a common yet often debilitating mental health condition that can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 20.4 million adults in the U.S., or about 8.4% of the population, are affected by major depressive disorder. Depression can cause significant distress and interfere with daily activities, including: work, school, and relationships.
While it is normal to experience feelings of sadness or hopelessness from time to time, depression is characterized by persistent, overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities that were previously enjoyable.
Common symptoms of depression may include:
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression that are affecting your daily life, I offer a personalized, compassionate approach to depression treatment, helping patients to overcome depression and find relief. My approach is tailored to each individual's specific needs and challenges, and I work with my patients to develop coping mechanisms and strategies to manage their depression. Whether you are struggling with major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, or any other form of depression, I am here to support you on your journey to healing and recovery.
Depression is not just an adult condition – children and teenagers can also struggle with depression. According to the NIMH, about 2% of children aged 6-12 and 5% of adolescents aged 13-18 experience major depression. Depression can cause significant distress and interfere with daily activities, including school, relationships, and activities the child previously found enjoyable:
Symptoms of depression in children may include:
It is important to address depression in children early on to prevent it from interfering with their development and well-being. Children suffering from depression are also more likely to have other mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or substance abuse issues.
If you are a parent concerned about your child's mental health, I offer a personalized, compassionate approach to depression treatment. My approach is tailored to each individual's specific needs and challenges. I work with children and their families to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their needs and goals. Whether your child is struggling with major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, or any other form of depression, I am here to support you and your child on their journey toward healing and recovery.
Please don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to support you and your child on their journey towards healing and recovery, and I am committed to working with you to develop effective strategies for managing their depression.
My office is located in Agoura Hills, CA 91301. I provide in-person therapy to patients in the surrounding areas, including Westlake Village, Oak Park, Calabasas, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills & Simi Valley. I also offer virtual therapy sessions to individuals located anywhere within California.
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