People with depression will experience a low mood over a period of time.
Have you ever felt that you do not have any energy anymore and do not want to get out of bed in the morning?
Some people may be concerned that their diet is not adequate and maybe they may have an iron deficiency, allowing themselves to avoid considering that they may in fact be suffering with depression.
Do your family and friends wonder why you don’t want to attend family get-togethers?
Does it seem just too hard to make the effort to get out of your pyjamas?
You may be experiencing symptoms of depression and if so, suffering with depression is not something to be ashamed of.
There are so many different forms of depression and nearly all people will experience some form of depressive symptoms at one point or another in their life.
Depression can affect people of all ages from young children through to adults.
When depression is recognised early, the correct treatment can support positive outcomes for those whose daily lives are a struggle.
There are specific symptoms that would lead to a diagnosis of an episode of depressive behaviour.
These symptoms of depression include;
A depressed mood most of the day
Diminished interest in work
Loss of interest in activities
Weight loss or gain
Feeling fatigued or worthless
Some people may have suicidal thoughts when they are experiencing depression
Treatment For Depression At The Swan Valley Psychology Centre
Here at the Swan Valley Psychology Centre we provide a high standard of care to our clients with highly professional clinical psychology service.
Our Clinic is situated on the edge of the Swan Valley.
The service we provide is outcome and solution focussed and our clients should expect to see some improvements in four to eight sessions, depending on their issues.
Behavioural Treatment And Support For Depression In WA
Cognitive Behavioural treatment is often used to treat people with symptoms of depression and anxiety in WA.
Depending on the mental health history, family history and presentation of a person who is suffering from depression, other psychological support and treatments may be beneficial.
In cases where people who have a diagnosis of PTSD, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing is often the treatment of choice.
Early information, intervention and support for people suffering symptoms of a depressive disorder (depression), is the key to the effective professional treatment.
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.
For more information about depression or to make an appointment please contact us on; Phone: 08 9379 3580