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Depression in the Current Economy

How many times during your day do you hear concerns about unemployment, bankruptcy, loss of home, or the job market is down? These concerns may be affecting you or someone you know. They may elicit feelings of distress or despair which can lead to feelings of anxiety or depression.
For you or someone you know this may not just be talk. You may be experiencing, unemployment, bankruptcy, or have recently lost your home. You might also be having a difficult time finding a job because the market is down. You may be feeling any or all of the following:

�Excessive, ongoing worry and tension
�Irritability
�Muscle tension
�Difficulty concentrating
�Trouble falling or staying asleep
�Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
�Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
�Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
�Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
�Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms please call (310.208.4240. ext 303)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Center is a community mental health clinic located in the heart of Westwood Village. The clinic offers free screenings for depression and anxiety and also works on a sliding scale fee. Contact them today to set up an appointment or look in the upcoming events section of the SMDP for screening dates.

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