Cracked Open Therapy
Mental Health Practice & Addiction Counseling located in Downtown, Noblesville, IN
Feeling down every now and then is common, but if constant or extreme sadness negatively affects your life, seek help at Cracked Open Therapy in Noblesville, Indiana. The compassionate mental health specialists offer various treatments for depression to improve your mood and help you live your best life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Depression Q & A
What is depression?
Depression is a common mental health struggle. It causes extreme or constant sadness that may not go away without medical intervention. At Cracked Open Therapy, highly trained specialists offer effective treatments that help you overcome depression.
What are the symptoms of depression?
Symptoms of depression include:
- Constant sadness
- Feeling hopeless or worthless
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Mood swings
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Appetite changes
- Sleep disturbances
- Problems concentrating
- Guilt or shame
- Thoughts of suicide
- Unexplained aches and pains
Symptoms of depression could be mild, moderate, or severe and debilitating. See the Cracked Open Therapy providers at the first sign of a problem.
What are the risk factors for developing depression?
Depression is common and can happen to anyone, but some factors increase your risk of developing it. Examples include:
- Past trauma
- Ongoing stress
- Death in your family
- Job loss
- Ongoing or severe medical problems
- Hormone changes
- Low self-esteem
- Recreational drug or alcohol misuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Other mental health disorders
- Some medications
The experts at Cracked Open Therapy find the root cause of your depression and develop an effective treatment plan.
How does my provider diagnose depression?
To find out if you have depression, your mental health specialist discusses your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, habits, and desired outcome. During a comprehensive psychiatric assessment, they ask a series of questions about your mood, emotions, and overall well-being.
What are common treatments for depression?
Common treatments for depression include:
Making lifestyle changes are a good way to reduce symptoms of depression. Eat nutritious foods, spend time outdoors, get regular exercise, maintain a healthy weight, get plenty of sleep, and avoid smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, and using drugs.
Taking medications can improve your mood, making you feel less depressed, less anxious, and more relaxed.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Non-invasive TMS uses magnetic energy to alter nerves in your brain responsible for controlling mood.
Cracked Open Therapy offers therapy that teaches you ways to better deal with negative symptoms of depression and get through difficult life situations.
Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
During EMDR sessions, you undergo bilateral eye movement techniques while focusing on traumatic past events to help you better cope with post-traumatic stress and sadness.
To get relief from depression and its symptoms, call the Cracked Open Therapy office or book an appointment online today.