Sometimes it is hard to feel the passion needed to "get things moving" in one's life. It can be hard to understand the signs of mild, or on-again, off-again depression. The symptoms are often subtle, but definable. Do you know of someone who has had any of the following symptoms:
Lower energy or lack of motivation?
Sleeping too much - or too little?
Feeling down on oneself - or having self-esteem issues?
An empty feeling?
Everyone feels a bit blue now or then, but this is different. Dysthymia is a mild, chronic form of depression that one might not even know one has, because it has come to be the norm. Also, one might feel motivated for a few days here and there - but not predominantly.
Please feel free to contact me if you think you or someone you know might be experiencing a mild depression. There is so much that can be done.
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT 36764