Depression is not when you are sad or blue for a day now and then. Depression is when your world looks grey and hopeless, your eating, sleeping and libido are off schedule, your concentration is compromised and life feels listless, too hard, and not any fun. Depression can be from biological inheritance or from situational stress. It is a medical condition that is extremely difficult to just “get over it” without psychological and/or pharmaceutical interventions. Depression treatments can include any or all of the following: insight into the causes of depression, goal setting and homework to alleviate depressive patterns, goal setting and implementation to change environmental stressors, cognitive changes in thought processes, referral for medication, and regular support through the recovery process. The longer depression is left untreated, the more difficult it is to recover healthy biological functioning. If you are feeling that life is just too hard, that it does not hold any surprises or excitement for you, or that you think you would just rather not live this life any longer, contact Hutchinson and Associates for a psychologist or counselor who can help you find your way back to a life that will provide joy and happiness for you again. Contact us click here or by calling us at 816-361-0664, Ext 202 to schedule your consultation.