Depression Treatment in Los Angeles with Dr. Hughes
Recognizing the symptoms of depression
Depression is often misunderstood. People hear the word depression, and they think of a temporary funk or a sad day. The reality is depression is much more than occasional feelings of sadness. It can have a significant impact on one’s life and their ability to function.
Our professional and compassionate therapists specialize in treating teens and young adults. We can help your child find relief from depression in Los Angeles. Contact us to schedule your first visit to start making changes.
What Is Depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes long-lasting feelings of sadness or despair. It is also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression.
To be diagnosed with clinical depression, patients must meet highly specific criteria. Even so, many people experience the symptoms and effects of depression without meeting the criteria for an official diagnosis. Therapy can help patients with diagnosable depression and those who are struggling with depressive feelings. If depression is impacting your life, don’t hesitate to contact The C.U.B.E.
Symptoms of Depression
Our therapists have helped many teens and young adults overcome the signs of depression. Symptoms include:
- Reduced interest in activities
- Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or emptiness
- Tiredness or lack of energy
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping more or less than usual)
- Weight loss or gain
- Feelings of guilt
- Difficulty concentrating
Depression can be tricky to spot because many patients with the condition don’t realize they have it. If you suspect that you or your child is experiencing depression, consult with a licensed mental health professional to determine the cause and if treatment is needed.