About Depression

Are you feeling sad or blue? Do you have negative or self-critical thoughts? Does it seem like you can't enjoy life as much as you did in the past? Is it hard for you to get a good night's sleep or to have the energy to get things done?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from depression, one of the most common problems people have to face in our stress filled world. Depression causes people to lose their normal vitality, confidence, and ability to tackle life problems. But, the good news is that effective treatments are available. Newer antidepressant medications can offer much help, and scientifically tested psychotherapies, such as cognitive therapy, also work for depression. The Good Days Ahead self-help program is based on the clinically proven methods of cognitive therapy. You can learn more about cognitive therapy and the Good Days Ahead program on this Website.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Depressed mood, feeling sad much or all of the time
  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Changes in appetite or weight (decrease or increase)
  • Low energy, excessive fatigue
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities
  • Low self esteem, guilt feelings, negative thinking
  • Feeling restless, irritable, or slowed down
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Hopelessness and suicidal thoughts

People who have significant depression should consult their doctor or other health care provider for diagnosis and treatment.  The Good Days Ahead program is not designed to substitute for professional evaluation or treatment. Persons with suicidal thoughts should immediately contact their doctor for help.

If you think you have symptoms of depression, the Good Days Ahead program could offer you powerful self-help tools to fight this problem.