Depression

What is depression?

Most people go though a phase of feeling low. However, depression is more than feeling unhappy for a few days. Depression occurs when people feel persistently sad/unhappy for weeks or even months on end. Depression affects people in different ways. The symptoms of depression can range from mild to severe. With mild depression, you may feel low for a few weeks or months, while severe depression can make you feel like suicidal and you may feel like ending your life.

The symptoms of depression include:

Psychological symptoms:

  • Anxiety

  • Having suicidal thoughts

  • Not getting any enjoyment out of life

  • Feeling tearful 

  • Low self-esteem 

  • Continuous low mood

  • Self-harm

  • Feeling irritable

  • Low motivation

  • Finding it difficult to make decisions 

  • Feeling hopeless or helpless

  • Avoiding friends and family 

  • Difficulty in your home, work or family life

Physical symptoms:

  • Lack of energy

  • Low sex drive

  • Insomnia 

  • Changes in appetite (weight loss or weight gain)

  • Changes to your menstrual cycle

With the right treatment and support, most people who suffer from depression can make a full recovery.

 

How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help me?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps you understand the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. CBT is known to help find ways to overcome your anxiety by identifying any negative patterns which cause your anxiety and transform them with healthy, positive thoughts and feelings.This is achieved by a concept called Systematic Desensitization, which is also known as exposure therapy. Your therapist will gradually expose you to situations which would normally trigger your anxiety. Eventually you will learn to replace any negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones. 

What are you waiting for? Choose your therapist today and start                                 your journey to a new and happier you.