While many people feel sad, people with clinical depression suffer from a severe or prolonged mood state that disrupts their daily functioning. If your or your child’s mood starts to sink and you continually feel sad, lack energy, experience fatigue, have difficulty concentrating or feel hopeless, you could be experiencing clinical depression. Depression testing is often the first step in finding targeted and effective treatment for depression. This process…
- Identifies If a Person Is Experiencing Depression
- Pinpoints the Type of Depression Present
- Provides a Definitive Diagnosis for Treatment
- Acts as the First Step toward Overcoming Depression
Depression can lead to appetite loss, trouble sleeping, feeling irritable or becoming easily angered. It may also cause you to withdraw from social relationships and lose the supports you need to feel better. Sometimes, you might even feel like life is not worth living. With depression testing and depression treatment from CNLD Testing & Therapy, you can reverse these experiences and find a personalized path toward a better quality of life. Call (734) 994-9466 to get started.
Types of Depression
Depression testing not only determines if you’re depressed, but it can identify which form of depression you’re experiencing. Examples of depressive disorders include:
- Major Depressive Disorder – Also known as clinical depression, this is the most common form of depression.
- Persistent Depressive Disorder – Also known as dysthymic disorder, this is characterized by a chronic, low level of depression that persists over a long period of time.
- Bipolar Disorder – Also known as manic depression, this type of depression is characterized by extreme ranges in mood and behavior, from high “ups” to low “downs.”
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder – A form of depression in children that leads to emotional outbursts, anger and irritability.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder – Also known as seasonal depression, this form of depression typically occurs in the fall and winter months when the sunlight per day diminishes. It may also occur in the spring/summer.
CNLD Testing & Therapy offers testing to accurately diagnose your emotional struggles and to develop a personalized intervention plan as a first step in moving forward, developing confidence, improving coping skills, and gaining control over these issues. We also have experienced and skilled therapists who can offer treatment for depression. Additionally, we will work closely with your primary care physician to understand if an underlying physical condition is causing your depression.