The past week or so has been pretty stressful for most of my clients. Many have assets invested in mutual funds or individual stocks and have been deeply affected by the recent Wall Street fiasco. Some of the calls have been from people asking how they can tell if they are truly depressed? Some state that they have begun suffering from sleep disturbances, anxiety and a general feeling of malaise. A thorough examination by your physician can give you an idea of whether or not you might be suffering from depression. If you’re questioning if you are depressed, I urge you to call your Doctor and schedule an appointment.
This is a difficult time for many Americans and depression is a serious illness. Treatments can be discussed with your physician and include life style changes, medication and/or talk therapy.