“Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home” – American Psychiatric Association, 2018 (retrieved from: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression)
There are many symptoms of depression, which can vary from mild to severe. Several factors can contribute to depression such as, biochemistry, genetics, personality, and environmental factors.
Depression can be treated using different approaches. Everyone is affected by depression differently, thus, treatment plans are unique to the individual Our team of professionals will work with you in order to find treatment options that work best for you and your life.
** If this is an emergency please call 911 or go to your local hospital. If you are experiencing a crisis please call the Ontario Crisis Line at 1-866-531-2600.