Depression Counselling in Melbourne
Do you feel low all the time? You could be having depression.
Depression is more that feeling low. We live in stressful times and lead busy lives. It is understandable if we feel sad or miserable from time to time. However, if you continue to feel sad or overwhelmed over more than two weeks, you could be having depression.
Research tell us that most of us go through depression at least once in our lifetime. There are some who suffer from high-functioning depression. They realise that they are distressed but they hide it and carry on not realising that they could be having symptoms of depression. The intensity or the length of the depressive period may be different, but most people have experienced depression at some time or the other.
What are the signs of depression?
Should you have any of the following symptoms for two weeks or more, then you could be having depression:
- Low mood
- Loss of interest
- Continuous feeling of sadness
- Loss of appetite or change in appetite
- Inability to concentrate
- Feeling lethargic
- Sleeping for long hours
- Sleeping disturbances
- Suicidal thoughts
- Low self esteem
What causes depression?
Depression is caused by a surfeit of negative emotions. When you have depression, your negative emotions become too staggering that you feel you cannot cope anymore. Your emotional distress could be a result of experiences of neglect or abuse, loss or grief, post partum depression, professional or academic failure resulting in a sense or inadequacy. You feel powerless, ashamed and broken.
Depression treatment at Psychologist Melbourne
Psychological research tells us that depression is a way of coping with distress caused by too much negative emotions, and that the mind shuts itself down so that it can slowly recover. There’s no easy or quick relief for depression. Your negative emotions can continue for weeks or months together and impact your relationships or work. Counselling for depression can significantly reduce your distress and improve your recovery time.
Talking to our trained depression psychotherapists and counsellors at Psychologist Melbourne can help you to explore the underlying causes of your depression and low mood. Continued counselling and therapy can help you recover soon.
Our counselling psychologists and psychotherapists have extensive experience in helping with depression. We can also provide you with pharmacological depression treatment through our team of psychiatrists.
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