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To some degree, most people have experienced the negative symptoms of what many call depression: feeling tired, lazy, sad, irritable or even unmotivated. It is when these symptoms become more severe, interfering with our daily life activities that we move from “feeling depressed” to what is called clinical depression. Clinical depression is a state of feeling depressed most or all of the day for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression bring symptoms that are more severe than other forms of depression, but all depression consists of the following similarities:

It is important to know that depression can be caused or result from many things. Depression is linked to such things as alcoholism/substance abuse; life transitions; marital or relationship conflicts; spiritual issues; low self-esteem; life transitions; grief and loss. Depression can also be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, which can easily be treated with medications. Here at The Antioch Group all of our clinicians are trained to help our clients understand the source of their depression and guide them in resolving the feelings that have been holding them back and keeping them down.

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