Clinical Depression is an illness, a medical condition. Depression is a mental health condition that affects the way people feel, which puts them in a continual low mood.
Often people with Depression suffer other various physical symptoms and psychological symptoms as well. The symptoms of Depression can affect the way a person is able to cope in their everyday life.
Usually symptoms of the mental illness of Depression will react positively to treatment.
What Causes Symptoms of Depression?
• Genetic predisposition to Depression
• A reaction to a distressing or traumatic experience (reactive depression)
• 3. Some women experience depression following the birth of a child (post-natal depression)
• Part of an illness bipolar disorder
Do I Have Depression?
Depression has a variety of symptoms and will affect everyone in different ways.
Symptoms Of Depression Include:
• Feeling extremely sad
• Disrupted sleep patterns
• Lack of interest in everything
• Feelings of worthlessness
• Lack of pleasure in activities
• Changes in appetite
• Sexual disinterest
• Aches and pains
• Lack of concentration.
If you are wondering if you are suffering from symptoms of the mental illness Depression and you would like to talk to get more information or treatment, discuss your concerns with your health professional.
Depression In Adults And Children
Depression is a mental health illness. Depression can affect people of all ages from children through to adults. The debilitating symptoms of this mental health issue can be treated properly when recognised early in people.
Support For Those People With Depression
Other psychological support and treatment for depression in people may be beneficial in the instances of those persons who have a diagnosis of PTSD. In this case, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing is the treatment of choice.
Early information and intervention with people suffering symptoms of Depression is the key to the professional treatment of this mental health issue most effectively. Engaging with a Clinical Psychologist directly or via a person’s Doctor, under the Better Access Initiative in Australia (Using Medicare), are ways to get psychological information, counselling, treatment and supporting services underway.
Treatments for Depression may include
- Psychological therapy
- Community support programs
The Swan Valley Psychology Centre provides a specialised health care service for clients with symptoms of depression and a range of problems. The centre provides treatments, care and support for people of all ages from infant to adult.
Swan Valley Psychology Centre provides:
- Highly professional clinical psychology service
- Outstanding standard of care and support for clients suffering the symptoms of Depression.
- Convenient location on the edge of the Swan Valley
- An outcome solution focussed professional service where clients suffering from Depression should expect to see some improvements in four to eight sessions, depending on their issues
For more information, or to make an appointment, please call us on: 08 9379 3580.