What is depression?
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) characterizes depression as the presence of sad, empty, or irritable mood, accompanied by somatic and cognitive changes that affect the individual’s capacity to function. It is not uncommon for someone suffering from an eating disorder to also suffer from depressive symptoms or a depressive disorder.
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Changes in sleep
- Loss of energy
- Changes in appetite (Overeating or Under-eating)
- Physical aches and pains
- Suicidal thoughts
- Loss of interest in activities
How We Treat Depression
Depression is a serious mental illness that can be successfully treated. At Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, we treat both acute and prolonged depressive symptoms that co-occur with an eating disorder. Using evidence-based treatment that includes regular individual and group sessions that incorporate elements of mindfulness, positive psychology, nutritional rehabilitation, and psychotherapy, clients are able to identify and address their underlying issues contributing to their depressive symptoms.
Our individualized treatment plan includes approaches such as:
- Goal Setting and Reviewing
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy
- Experiential Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)