Online Therapy for Depression

According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a potentially life threatening mood disorder characterized by individuals feeling persistent sadness as well as a loss of interest in things they once enjoyed. 

Symptoms of Depression

Depression, which is also called clinical depression or major depressive disorder, can have an effect on your:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional health
  • Feelings
  • Ways of thought
  • Behavior

The Mayo Clinic suggests that you seek out the help of a professional once you notice you have been feeling depressed. Some symptoms of depression may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Disturbances in one’s sleep patterns, like sleeping too much or insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Lack of energy and exhaustion, leading to minor tasks taking a large amount of effort to complete
  • Slowed speaking, body movements, or thinking
  • Having difficulty concentrating, thinking, remembering things, and making decisions
  • Unexplained physical issues, like headaches or back pain
  • Irritability
  • Frustration
  • Angry outbursts over minor things
  • Experiencing feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Fixation on failures you have made in the past
  • Experiencing self blame
  • Loss of pleasure or interest in most if not all normal activities like sports, sex, or hobbies
  • Recurrent or frequent thoughts regarding death
  • Suicide attempts
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Weight gain and increased food cravings
  • Weight loss and reduced appetite

Treatment for Depression 

Although depression may require long term forms of treatment, it is essential to remember that most individuals suffering from this disorder could see major improvements once they seek out psychotherapy, medication, or even a mixture of the two.

One of the various types of treatments you may seek out is online group therapy, which has been proven to be effective in a wide range of individuals suffering from various mental ailments. 

Group Therapy for Depression

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and are concerned about the impact of depression on your life, online therapy for depression could be the perfect solution for you. Here at Grouport we provide group therapy for depression in a safe, secure virtual format from the comfort of your own home. 

Should you enroll in Grouport, we will set you up with an initial one on one virtual consultation with one of our trained intake coordinators. Over the course of this twenty minute call, your coordinator will get to know a bit about you so that they can place you in a depression therapy group that is best suited to your unique situation and needs. 

We here at Grouport take your privacy very seriously. At the beginning of each session, your group leader will make sure to establish strict standards of confidentiality, and all of the video technology and information software we use is HIPAA compliant. In the interest of protecting your information, all the systems we use employ end to end encryption. If you would like, you can even use a nickname when interacting with your therapy group. 

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December 13, 2021

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