What is depression?
Depression is a widely prevalent difficulty, affecting one in five people across the lifespan. This is characterised as a cynical cycle where you attribute negative feelings about yourself, your world, and your future.
What are the symptoms of depression?
Psychological Symptoms of Depression include:
- Persistent sadness
- Feeling hopeless and helpless
- Highly irritable and angry moods
Behavioural Symptoms of Depression include:
- Withdrawal from social events
- Lower libido (sex drive)
- Loss of interest in standard activities
Physical Symptoms of Depression include:
- Changes to sleeping patterns (too much or too little sleep)
- Weight fluctuations
- Migraines and an inability to concentrate
How to treat depression:
Depression is rooted in the psyche and can sometimes be remedied with self-help methods. However, often, pushing yourself to heal can be overwhelming and finding the motivation to do so can be difficult. Thus, receiving professional help is a favourable method for adequately reconciling your difficulties.
In particular, talking therapies have been found to be a highly effective intervention method for managing depression contemporarily and prospectively. Talk therapy is an interpersonal approach where you learn to acquire more positive thoughts. This method avoids prospective relapse by equipping you with essential skills that you can integrate into your daily life, maintaining an optimistic perspective on life. The goal is to assist you on a journey of healing, where you reach your most desirable self.