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Getting Started
Dr. Gordon has listed a multitude of potential concerns or problem areas you might be experiencing. Obviously, there are no quick easy answers to these issues. However, he has provided some information on each of the problems so can have a starting place of understanding and direction.
 
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Areas of Concern

Select an area from the list below. If you need further help you can visit Ask Now or Phone Consultation if you would like some personal, professional, and confidential feedback on any of these areas.

Areas: 
DEPRESSION

Depression is much more than feeling blue, having a bad day, or even grieving a loss. Depression is a significant mental health problem that can destroy your like. Most people donít really understand how debilitating depression can be. The typical advice is to "Get over it", "Pick yourself up by your bootstraps", "Itís not that bad", "Just ignore it and go have fun". If that kind of advice works then youíre probably not really in depression.

Depression can cause a multitude of problems such as low self-esteem, guilt, anxiety, sad and hopeless mood, negative outlook, inability to experience pleasure, suicidal thoughts, early morning insomnia, lethargy, over eating or loss of appetite, loss of sexual interest, cognitive impairment, memory loss, anger problems, increase of addictions, and lack of motivation.

Depression often has a biological component (brain chemistry), an emotional component (unresolved grief, guilt, anger, or anxiety), and a cognitive component (negative thinking, pessimistic expectations). There is hope for the depressed person. Often a combination of medication and therapy are very effective in helping the most depressed person.

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