Many people may have days that they feel flat or sad however if you are experiencing flat moods on a daily basis you may be experiencing Depression. Depression is one of the most common of all mental health problems. One in five people experience depression at some stage of their lives.
People suffering from Depression may experience symptoms such as:
- Either diminished appetite with weight loss or increased appetite with weight gain
- Either insomnia or increased sleep
- Either agitation or slowed movements
- Loss of all pleasure and enjoyment
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Feelings of guilt and worthlessness
- Poor concentration
- Thoughts of death, including suicidal thoughts and plans
It can affect your ability to work, to parent and to socialise with friends. It can feel like you are at the bottom of a dark hole and there is no way you will ever be able to climb out of this dark hole and feel better.
Medication can be an option for people suffering from Depression however research has shown that the best results can come from Psychological Treatment and medication combined.
Your Melbourne Psychologist from The Couch Therapy Group can teach you some basic behavioural techniques to start to improve your mood. They will then focus on the negative thoughts and thinking patterns that this depression has caused for you.
You will feel better and you will be able to regain your life.
As a Psychologist we cannot prescribe medication however if you are on medication or you are wanting to start on medication for Depression we can work with your doctor or Psychiatrist to achieve the best results for you.