We all feel sad at different times and we all get moody, distracted and all of us can want to have a break from family and friends.
However, if we are feeling like this for more than two weeks, and no longer get pleasure from those activities we used to enjoy very much, if we are having trouble getting our work done and not being able to concentrate and withdrawing from our family and friends, well then we need to look at our thoughts and feelings.
Feelings of Being Depressed
When we are depressed we have many negative feelings about ourselves including
Depression & Thoughts
Depression & The Physical Symptoms
Do Something Now
If you are experiencing some of the feelings, thoughts and physical symptoms listed above, you may be suffering from a form of depression. It is well worth a call to someone you are comfortable to speak to about this.
If you are not comfortable about discussing this with anybody you know, your very best option is to call the appropriate help who will be able to help you.
Swan Valley Psychology Centre
Often when Perth folks have symptoms of being depressed, they also may have an anxiety disorder. This is the most common mental illness in Australia. As with being depressed, anxiety can effect children to adults. It can be caused by a range of factors such as current life events or what has happened in a person’s past (eg childhood events). Traumatic life events and chronic illnesses such as diabetes can also lead to this mental illness.
Whilst Cognitive Behavioral treatment is often used for depressive and anxiety disorders, depending on a person’s mental health history, family history and presentation, other psychological support and counselling programs may be beneficial.
In particular, those people who have a diagnosis of PTSD would benefit from Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing is the therapy of choice.
Early information and intervention with people suffering symptoms of depression is the key to the professional therapy of this mental health issue most effectively. Engaging with a Clinical Psychologist directly or via a person’s Doctor, under the Better Access Initiative (Using Medicare), are ways to get psychological information, therapy and support underway.
For more information contact Swan Valley Psychology Centre