A depressive disorder is a mood disorder that causes long-term feelings of sadness or disinterest. It will typically affect how you think and feel and can advance into a multitude of emotional and physical issues. Depressive disorder, or simply depression, can cause you to have trouble performing your everyday activities and sometimes even take away your will to live.
Depression and depressive disorder are so much more than just the regular “bad day.” Unlike a temporary bad mood, depression could need long-term attention and physician assistants to combat. Join us and discover what are some of the most common clinical presentations or symptoms that depression consists of.
What are the Symptoms of Depression?
You may have a depressive disorder if you’re wanting to isolate yourself or be alone a little bit more often. Some additional symptoms for depression include:
- Feelings of Emptiness
- Loss of Interest or Pleasure in all Normal Activities
- Short Temper
- Lack of Energy
- Trouble Sleeping
- Anxiety or Agitation
- Trouble Forming Thoughts
- Thoughts of Death or Suicide
- Back Pain
Living with depressive disorder daily without knowing the root cause of the issue can be scary. Discovering that you can combat the cause of your depressive disorder with proper diagnosis, treatment, and guidance is a relief. It’s about finding out what is causing your depression and fighting it at the source.
There’s no doubt depressive disorder is absolutely traumatizing, it’s a terrible thing to live with. Contrary to popular belief, you can combat depressive disorder with more than just anti-depression medications. There are actions you can take to empower yourself to combat those types of things.
You can lose everything in your life just because you don’t want to be happy anymore. You’re just done. You don’t know how to climb out of that hole, or you don’t want to subject your body to invasive antidepressant medications.
The Epigenetics Healing Center Can Help
Dr. Goodbinder at The Epigenetics Healing Center will run blood tests to show you where your body is not functioning properly and what could be causing your depression. He will help you develop a plan to combat stress, anxiety, and author side-effects of depressive disorder.
Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.