Depression


You may be unhappy or depressed

  • You feel sad a lot of the time.
  • You don’t have enough energy to get going.
  • You feel disappointed in yourself, and see yourself as not good enough.
  • You suffer from a condition or illness that interferes with your life.
  • You don’t have enough friends or can’t feel close to those you do have.
  • You want a significant other, but can’t find someone that feels right.
  • You are in a love relationship or marriage, but feel disappointed or unfulfilled.


  • You may be suffering from a mood disorder

  • Dysthymic Disorder: two years or more feeling depressed or unhappy, more days than not.
  • Major Depressive Disorder: feeling extremely depressed, withdrawn, worthless, inconsolable, every day, all day, for at least two weeks
  • Cyclothymic Disorder: two years or more of many episodes of intense mood swings.
  • Bipolar Disorder: extreme mood swings involvingepisodes of major depression that last at least two weeks, and one or moredistinct periods of at least four days,of persistent good mood that is clearly more intense than the usual feeling good.


  • DanteEveryone can feel unhappy or havemood swings, but if they are persistent, or interfere with your life, psychotherapy can help you:
  • feel happier and more content.
  • enjoy life more.
  • feel more connected to other people.
  • have your insides feel more solid.


  • If you'd like to learn more about how I work with depression-related issues, call me at 301-652-5507 or email janet.dante@yahoo.com to ask questions or schedule an appointment.