Depression Therapy and Counselling

Depression is a mood disorder that affects us mentally and physically: our feelings, thoughts, physical energy, the way we cope with everyday issues, work, our environment, and other people around us. Therapy and counselling can greatly help you improve your mood and better cope with stressors. Knowing the signs of depression will guide you to seek the help you need to deal with it. 

Signs of depression

Depression is not like the normal feeling of sadness we all experience when we get upset because something goes wrong. It is not temporary and does not go away in a short period as sad emotion does. Feeling sad for reasons that we can’t identify and last for more than three months are signs of depressive disorder. The signs and symptoms of depression have a large range. Everyone experiences depression differently. However, some commonality does exist in people who suffer from depression. Some of the symptoms that you might experience are:

  • sadness and crying without a reason
  • fatigued even when you try to perform easy tasks like getting dressed
  • to find pleasure and entertainment
  • loss of interest in what the person used to do
  • unexplained body pain
  • significant weight loss or gain due to changes in appetite
  • isolation from friends and social circle
  • feeling hopeless about finding a solution or about the future
  • feeling forgetful as if a curtain of fog blocks your ability to think sharply
  • inability to make decisions because you feel scared that you are going to make things worse feeling like death would solve all problems
  • thinking of harming yourself
  • planning a suicide

Antidepressants and therapy can help you regain mental and physical health

Depression Therapy Treatment

    Because depression is a mental illness that debilitates the person from functioning normally mentally and physically therapy and counselling can be beneficial. This illness does not only affect the people who suffer from it but also the families and everything around them.

There are different types of depression so it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms. If you or your loved one is experiencing any of the mentioned symptoms, call our professional team and learn about the right therapy for your type of depression.

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Types of depression

Depression symptoms – what are you looking for?

Major Depression
  • Drastic weight change (loss or gain)
  • Change in sleeping pattern (trouble falling asleep, unusually sleepy during the day, waking up several times at night)
  • Feeling anxious, restless, oversensitive or agitated
  • Low level of energy or tired most of the time
  • Feeling helpless, worthless or easily guilty
  • Trouble focusing
  • Troubles with short-term memory
  • Suicidal thoughts
Peri and Post-Partum Depression
  • Feeling depressed before and after the birth of a child
  • Research has shown that women are not the only parent going through depression but men as well.
  • Often, this kind of depression is left undiagnosed and untreated as one may not recognize the symptoms and seek professional help
Seasonal Depression
  • This form of depression affects people mostly during the winter months.
Other Depressive Disorders
  • Atypical Depression
  • Treatment-Resistant Depression
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychotic Depression
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder

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Therapy Treatments

Depression as a mental health disorder is treatable. The first step toward a treatment is to contact a healthcare professional who can discuss with you the different types of treatments and help you connect with other team members. Treatments may include medication, psychotherapy, counselling, recreational therapy and nutritional therapy.
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Therapeutic environment

When dealing with depression it is important to select the right crowd to hang out with. Emotions are contagious and the last thing a person in depression needs is negativity. As this mental illness takes a toll on your body and mind, it is important to surround yourself with family members and friends who understand your situation, and are there to listen to your issues and provide help.

Risk factors

Economic and educational status is another factor. Research shows that people with lower education and financial instability are more likely to be affected by depressive disorders.

Take care of yourself

Taking care of yourself is not selfish; it shows love and respect towards the most important person you know. Here are some tips for self-care which will help you boost your mood and as a result help you manage some of the depression symptoms.