Psychologists and mental health practitioners have analyzed, refashioned and recreated American workers' collective psyche. Thanks to the development of many psychological therapies, even the most resistant mental illnesses have been isolated and treated.
Psychologists and mental health practitioners have analyzed, refashioned and recreated American workers' collective psyche. Thanks to the development of many psychological therapies, even the most resistant mental illnesses have been isolated and treated. One of the most successful stories of therapeutic intervention has been the management and treatment of depression.
Much has changed in the treatment of depression since psychoanalysis became a household word just before the Great Depression (interesting phrase signifying a global funk or worldwide bad mood!). While the therapies have developed, changed and coalesced during the past century, the causes and symptoms of depression have not changed at all.
The classic list of symptoms indicating depression includes the following, when they last more than 2 weeks.
Customary advice is to see your doctor if you experience five or more of these symptoms. Eighty percent of depressed people can be successfully treated and returned fully productive to their jobs. Depression is a chronic, progressive disease with many remissions. Without treatment, it will strike again and again, with a vengeance more powerful each time.
Depression ranks third in the hierarchy of workplace problems. It is overshadowed only by family crisis and stress. No two employees experience depression in the same way. Symptoms vary in severity and duration in different people. In the workplace, symptoms of depression may include the following.
Many depressed workers suffer unnecessarily because they feel embarrassed, fear being identified as feeble or do not recognize depression as a treatable illness. Effective protocols for depression include medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both. These treatments usually begin to relieve symptoms in a matter of weeks.blog comments powered by Disqus