Depression can be debilitating.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 17 million adult Americans suffer from depression during any 1-year period.

You do not have to live like this and you can recover and get your life back. At Saguaro Behavioral Health, Marnie Zang Katularu LPC, MSC, NCC can help you recover. Using a multidisciplinary approach Marnie works closely with medical professionals who can prescribe medications, then when used in conjunction with therapy, greatly reduce symptoms of depression. Make an appointment today by calling the practice or booking online.

What Is Depression?

Depression can manifest in a number of different ways but is most commonly present as sadness, despair, loss of appetite, loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable, self-doubt, and despair. Depression is a mental illness that can be situational or a result of irregular brain chemistry. Risk factors for developing depression increase with a history of violence or trauma, neglect, marital problems, and if a family member suffers from depression or other mental illnesses.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Depression?

Symptoms of depression can include but are not limited to:

  • An inability to experience pleasure in activities that were once pleasurable
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Self-loathing
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Sleep disturbances (sleeping too much or sleeping too little)
  • Loss of sexual desire
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Suicidal ideations or thoughts of death

* If you have suicidal thoughts or self-harm, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911 for immediate assistance.

Are There Different Types of Depression?

There are several types of depression. At Saguaro Behavioral health we treat major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder.

How Is Depression Treated?

The best practice for treating depression is cognitive-behavioral therapy combined with medication management when warranted. Your therapist will do a thorough intake assessment where you will provide your therapist with your thoughts, feelings, emotions, physical symptoms, family history, history of trauma, and anything else you feel pertinent to confirm your depression diagnosis. Then you will assist in creating an individualized treatment plan with your therapist so you can begin to work on underlying issues or conditions that contribute to your condition.

Call Saguaro Behavioral Health or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for help with depression today.

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We treat many different issues and mental health disorders at Saguaro Behavioral Health. Please call for a free 15-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists to see if we can help!

Call us at (480) 588-7422 or fill out the form below to have us contact you.

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