What Is Depression?
Depression is an intense feeling of sadness, moodiness or feeling low about oneself. While in everyday life these feelings are quite common, depression is diagnosed when these feelings are prolonged for weeks, months or years at a time. When dealing with depression you may feel empty, negative about life or have bursts of crying which you just can’t get out of. Depression can come on suddenly and without any apparent reason but is a very serious condition as it can become a repetitive cycle. If left untreated it can result in suicidal tendencies.
What Are The Symptoms Of Depression?
Depression can manifest with many different symptoms. The most common symptoms of depression are, but aren’t limited to:
- Snappy or irritable attitude
- Feeling frustrated at the world and those around you
- Feeling guilty when you don’t have to
- Feel sluggish and weak
- Low self-esteem
- Weight gain or loss
- Sleep problems
- Changes in appetite
- Lacking confidence
- Feeling miserable, unhappy or crying a lot
- Suicidal thoughts
Getting Help For Depression
Depression is a very serious disorder which needs to be addressed immediately. By ignoring the signs and symptoms of depression it can lead you or someone you know in a downward spiral which can be hard to come out of. Depression is quite common with 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men being diagnosed in Australia each year.
If you feel you or someone you know may be depressed it’s best to seek professional help from a trained psychologist. While your doctor may be able to prescribe medication as a part of the treatment process, it doesn’t solve the underlying issues which may be contributing to your depression. By allowing your health care professionals to create a combined plan, you have a better chance of overcoming your depression in the future.
Here at Endeavour, our fully trained psychologist can help you through this tough time in your life. We believe that everyone is unique and treat each individual client separately based upon information you provide us and our examination of you by a professionally trained eye. We won’t judge you, we believe in treating all our patients with respect and will maintain your privacy.
We understand the struggle because we are normal people who have had struggles in our lives as well. When suffering from depression you may feel alone, but you’re not. We’re here to help you through your depression by taking a positive and active approach towards gaining a happier state of mind. If you would like more information about our depression services at Endeavour call us today on 1300 934 783.