Depression affects more than 264 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Thankfully, there are many ways that people can seek help, including psychotherapy, community support, and pharmacological interventions. The stigma around mental illness is also lessening, so more and more people are seeking help for the "invisible illness".

Symptoms of depression include: 

  • Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

  • Fatigue

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness

  • Pessimism and hopelessness

  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much

  • Irritability

  • Restlessness

  • Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex 

  • Overeating, or appetite loss

  • Aches, pains, headaches or cramps that won't go away

  • Digestive problems that don't get better, even with treatment

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression please contact us a Boca Behavioral Health, so we can help. You can also check out our blogs about depression and other mental health issues on our website.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts about suicide, contact the National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 or contact 911 immediately.