Depression can include a crippling sense of hopelessness, sadness and/or despair that can sometimes linger weeks and months. It often permeates your daily activities rendering you uninterested in initiatives that once brought you happiness. The illness can drain your energy, deprive you of sleep, appetite and focus. Adults suffering with depression frequently withdraw from friends and family and lose total interest in their hobbies. Major depression or major depressive disorder can bring with it further limitations like an inability to leave the home which can severely limit and adults ability to work and support themselves.

Finding an effective depression treatment alone is a daunting challenge for anyone suffering with it. Friends and family rarely have helpful techniques beyond the occasional encouraging phrases “keep your head up”, “everyone has down times”. Although many people mean well, it can leave someone who’s struggling with a mental illness feeling broken and isolated. It’s important not to let these passive remarks discourage you from healing in your own way. If necessary reach out to a professional for their support and guidance.

You are not alone; Dr Bierrenbach can support you in finding a depression treatment that is right for you. Each person has the power to lead a fulfilling, content life. Dr. Bierrenbach looks forward to helping you bring the joy back into your life.