Depression in Adults

Depression in Adults2020-03-23T14:35:47-04:00
Adult Depression

Depression in Adults

Depression is a common mental heath condition characterized by changes in mood, behavior, and functioning that persist for at least several weeks and cause difficulties in functioning. For men and women this might mean difficulties at work, social withdrawal and/or conflict, or difficulties with self-care. Depression is more than simply being in a bad mood, feeling sad, or having a negative attitude and includes other significant psychological, biological, and behavioral changes.

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Signs of Depression in Adults

  • Anger

  • Frequent Mood Swings

  • Feeling Worthless

  • Social Withdrawal

  • Persistent Sadness

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Change in Appetite

  • Loss of Energy or Fatigue

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Job Performance Difficulties

  • Thoughts of Death or Suicide

  • Difficulty Concentrating

Depression Treatment for Adults

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is the most researched and scientifically proven psychotherapy for treating depression in adults. CBT is a very practical and easy to understand treatment approach that emphasizes the here-and-now and the development of effective coping skills and strategies. In adults, emphasis is placed on both behavior change, as well as, the development of insight into an individual’s presenting issues.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy (i.e., talk or behavioral therapy) is an effective treatment for depression in adults for mild to moderate depression. For more severe cases of depression a combination of medication and psychotherapy is typically recommended.

Medication

Certain medications (i.e., SSRIs) are commonly used to treat depression in adults. Medication has proven to be an effective treatment for severe depression but research suggests that for mild to moderate depression medication may have little to no benefit over placebo. At Mindly, we strive to help people make well-informed decisions regarding their treatment options.

Behavioral Activation

Behavioral Activation (BA) is a form of behavioral therapy that focuses primarily on behavior and the environmental context of that behavior in understanding and intervening in an individual’s experience (e.g., depression). While BA has nearly always been considered to be an essential component of cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of depression, more recent evidence suggests that BA alone is quite effective in alleviating depressive symptoms.

THERAPISTS & COUNSELORS FOR ADULTS

All clinicians at Mindly are fully licensed to practice counseling and psychotherapy in the state of North Carolina.

Stephanie Phillips LCMHC

STEPHANIE PHILLIPS, LCMHC

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17)
ADULTS
FAMILIES

LOCATIONS:
RALEIGH & ONLINE

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Renee Smusz LCSW

RENEE SMUSZ, LCSW

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17)
ADULTS
FAMILIES

LOCATION:
RALEIGH & ONLINE

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Laura Pond LCMHC

LAURA POND, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
CHILD  (10 – 17) CARY
ADOLESCENT (14 – 17) RALEIGH
ADULTS

LOCATIONS: 
RALEIGH, CARY & ONLINE

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Barbara Garrett LCSW

BARBARA GARRETT, LCSW

THERAPIST

ADOLESCENT (14 – 17)
ADULTS

COUPLES

LOCATIONS:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Christine Hogan LCMHC

CHRISTINE HOGAN, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
ADOLESCENT ( 14 – 17)
ADULTS

LOCATION:
ONLINE ONLY

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John von der Lehr LCSW

JOHN VON DER LEHR, LCSW

THERAPIST
ADULTS

LOCATION:
RALEIGH & ONLINE

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Jennifer Freifeld LCSW

JENNIFER FREIFELD, LCSW

THERAPIST 
ADULTS

LOCATIONS:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Connie Lancaster LCMHC

CONNIE LANCASTER, LCMHC

THERAPIST
ADOLESCENT ( 14 – 17)
ADULTS
COUPLES

LOCATION:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Gregory Linares LMFTA

GREGORY LINARES, LMFTA

THERAPIST

CHILD (8 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)
ADULTS
COUPLES

LOCATION:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Margaret Albert LCMHC

MARGARET ALBERT, LCMHC

THERAPIST
ADULTS

LOCATION:
RALEIGH & ONLINE

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Christopher-Gregory-LCSW-Therapist

CHRISTOPHER GREGORY, LCSW

THERAPIST 
ADULTS

LOCATION:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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Lauren-Sweetman-LCMHCA

LAUREN SWEETMAN, LCMHCA

THERAPIST 
COUPLES
ADULTS

LOCATION:
CARY & ONLINE

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A Todd Lindsey LCMHC

A. TODD LINDSEY, LCMHC

THERAPIST 
CHILD (8 – 11) RALEIGH

CHILD (10-17) CARY

ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)
ADULTS
COUPLES

LOCATIONS: 
RALEIGH, CARY, ONLINE

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Lindsay Frye

LINDSAY FRYE, INTERN

THERAPIST 
CHILD (4 – 11)
ADOLESCENT (12 – 17)
ADULTS

LOCATION:
CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

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