Carolina Counseling Services - Depression and Chronic Medical Disorders
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Depression and Chronic Medical Disorders
Finding out that you have a chronic disorder can cause you to experience a rush of powerful emotions - disbelief, anger, grief and anguish. You may find that these feelings dissipate as you accept your illness and the ensuing changes in your lifestyle. Though, you may find that these feelings of sadness, hopelessness and helplessness linger longer than usual, possibly causing you to suspect that these feelings are signs of depression.
Chronic Ailments are Potential Triggers of Depression
Chronic medical conditions are associated with a higher incidence of depression. Studies show that approximately one-third of those with chronic medical problems have depression or other type of mood disorder. Due to this correlation it may not be unusual for you to experience symptoms of depression after you have been diagnosed. The risk for depression may become magnified as your feel preoccupied by its severity and the kind of lifestyle changes you may need to make to prevent your health from taking a turn for the worse. This type of depression can be largely undiagnosed and remain untreated.
According to Western Journal of Medicine (2001), in certain cases, depression is actually biologically linked to some medical conditions. This can be particularly true for chronic medical ailments related to the central nervous system such as; Parkinson's disease, endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism), cerebrovascular disease, or multiple sclerosis, all of which are likely to trigger symptoms of depression. The limitations imposed by the ailment on pursuing rewarding activities may also amplify the signs and symptoms of depression.
Being aware that being diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can cause you to be more susceptible to symptoms of depression may be your first line of defense. Due to this predisposition, it can be important that immediate attention is given to such symptoms in order to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment. Depression can make the life of a person with a chronic illness unduly harder compared to those who are not experiencing symptoms. These depressive symptoms, as well as pain or illness, can cause you to withdraw from family and friends, possibly affecting your support system and social life.
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic medical problem, don’t ignore the signs and symptoms of depression if you notices their manifestation. It may be beneficial to accept that you are susceptible to symptoms of depression. Getting an evaluation by a professional may help you to better manage your medical condition without being overrun by the gripping emotions associated with depression.
Living a Full Life with a Chronic Medical Condition
If you are experiencing depressive symptoms related to a recent medical diagnosis, know that depression is common to people with a condition like yours, you are not alone. Instead of ignoring or becoming ruled by your symptoms of depression, seek help from Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC so that you can prevent depression from causing you any further difficulty. Stand against depression and embrace your new lifestyle with the help of a licensed, independently contracted therapist. Call CCS today and request an appointment, don’t wait to begin your journey toward recovery.
Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Wake County NC
Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC