Depression is more common than people might think – in fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 6.7 percent of the United States population over age 18 is affected by depression and it is the leading cause of disability for Americans ages 15 to 44. For some, depression can be extremely debilitating, affecting your ability to work or perform in school, stay engaged in relationships, interfere with goal-directed behavior, or decrease general feelings of well-being.
Common symptoms of depression include:
• Feeling sad, down, or “blue” for most of the day and nearly every day
• Reduced or increased appetite, which may result in weight loss or gain
• Reduced interest in previously enjoyed activities
• Decreased motivation
• Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
• Thinking you are better off dead
• Feeling worthless or hopeless
• Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
• Feeling tired and having no energy
However, there are extremely effective, evidence-based, therapies that can greatly help reduce or eliminate depression. Dr. Krempa is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that has been found to be extremely effective in depression symptom reduction or elimination. Dr. Krempa will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment based on your specific difficulties, treatment history, and goals.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns. Anxiety disorders include Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety, and Separation Anxiety. Almost one-third of adults will have experienced an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety can interfere with your ability to do the things that you want in life, whether it’s making more friends, dating, becoming more active, being independent, or simply living a life free of constant worry.
Without treatment, anxiety disorders can last many years and even a lifetime. Thankfully, however, a lifetime of struggling with anxiety is not necessary. This class of disorders has some of the most effective psychological treatments available. If you’re in search of a Psychologist in Mobile, Alabama that can assist with Anxiety Therapy Dr. Krempa will work with you to identify your specific concerns and problem areas, and collaboratively develop a treatment plan that best fits your needs.