Who We Help
DBT For Depression
DBT has been researched and proven effective for treating people with intractable or med-resistant depression. DBT can also be helpful for those receiving psychotropic medicine for depression but want additional tools or life skills to help cope with everyday life.
People with clinical depression suffer from: - Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day - Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day - Impaired concentration, indecisiveness - Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day - Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day (called anhedonia, this symptom can be indicated by reports from significant others) - Restlessness or feeling slowed down - Recurring thoughts of death or suicide - Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)
Major depression affects about 6.7% of the U.S. population over age 18 according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Overall 20-25% of adults may suffer an episode of major depression at some point during their lifetime.