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Depression Q & A

What are the symptoms of depression?

There are many symptoms of depression, but some of the most common include:

  • Frequent crying spells

  • Loss of interest in hobbies 

  • Trouble connecting with others

  • Spending more time alone

  • Avoid social situations

  • Change in sleeping habits

  • Losing or gaining weight without meaning to

  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression has a serious impact on your relationships, your self-esteem, and your entire life. It often grows more intense if you don’t reach out for help. 


What causes depression?

There are many possible causes of depression, and there are often multiple contributing factors. Some of the most common contributing factors include:

  • History of abuse

  • Grief following the loss of a loved one

  • Family history of depression

  • Major life events 

  • Substance abuse

  • Coexisting problems, like anxiety

  • Faulty mood regulation within the brain

  • Some medications

The answer to what’s at the root of your depression may be complex, but that doesn’t mean depression isn’t treatable. At Dynamic Therapies, Dr. Mizrahi gets to know you and your unique situation so she can customize depression treatment that works for you. 


What is the goal of depression treatment?

The goal of depression treatment is multi-pronged. During your depression treatment at Dynamic Therapies, you can gain the tools you need to be healthy, happy, and whole without persistent depression dragging you down. 

Dr. Mizrahi understands that at the root of your depression you might feel completely alone and hopeless. Those feelings can be quite overwhelming and might make you think there’s no way out. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts,* you can replace those thoughts with healthy, positive ones with Dr. Mizrahi’s help.


She helps you cope with unhealthy thinking patterns by reworking them into healthy, positive actions. You’ll learn techniques to improve your self-esteem, communicate better with others, enhance your relationships, and achieve your goals. 


Dr. Mizrahi’s unique approach helps you dig deep to discover ways to live your life with authenticity and great meaning. 

If you need help with depression, don’t wait until it grows worse. Use the online scheduler to arrange your appointment with Dr. Mizrahi anytime, or call the Dynamic Therapies office to get help now.


*The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is (800) 273-8255. It’s open 24/7.

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