If you or someone you love is suffering from depression, consider seeking treatment at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Major depression is a serious medical illness affecting 15 million American adults every year. Unlike normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss or passing moods, major depression is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individual's thoughts, behavior, mood, activity and physical health. In fact, major depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and many other developed countries.

Symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistently sad or irritable mood
  • Pronounced changes in sleep, appetite and energy
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating and remembering
  • Physical slowing or agitation
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, hopelessness and emptiness
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders and chronic pain.

When several of these symptoms occur at the same time, last longer than two weeks and interfere with normal function, professional treatment may be needed. Call (818) 409-8347 to speak to one of our trained mental health professionals.

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