It’s officially fall, and while the leaves may be changing colors and kids are preparing their costumes for Halloween, not everyone welcomes the change from summer to fall. It can leave people feeling depressed, and Terri Clinton Dichiser, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Take Charge, Inc., Overland Park, KS, can help with depression treatment.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges in particular seasons of the year. Most people notice SAD symptoms starting in the fall and increasing during the winter months, but a few people experience a spring/summer version.
SAD is a type of depression that occurs when the seasons change, and there is less daylight, leaving some people feeling depressed and lethargic. Some symptoms of SAD are:
- Tiredness or low energy
- Problems getting along with other people
- Hypersensitivity to rejection
- Heavy, “leaden” feeling in the arms or legs
- Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
- Weight gain
Terri helps bring under control areas of your life that are having a negative impact on you, and provides depression treatment in Overland Park, KS through individual counseling. Terri treats depression through a positive lifestyle to change neural pathways. Your brain can change as Terri can help you with depression treatment and developing different behavior and beliefs.
Researchers have not yet uncovered a specific cause for SAD. The reduction of sunlight can throw your biological clock out of whack and reduce levels of serotonin and melatonin. Terri, located in Overland Park, KS, is qualified to help you with depression treatment. She has 19 years of counseling experience and 27 years of working with individuals and families. Counseling, especially depression counseling, is a collaborative effort. With consistent care, Terri will help you reach your goals.
Terri also offers services in couples, and divorce counseling, co-parenting, divorce coaching in Overland Park, KS. Call today for more information on depression treatment or other services at (913) 239-8255.