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