Depression can leave you feeling lonely, stuck and hopeless. Our psychologists will help you to get back on track using evidenced-based treatment approaches.
What are the signs and symptoms of depression?
Most people feel flat or down from time to time, but when people feel depressed their low mood lasts longer (two weeks or more), is more intense and gets in the way of daily living. Everyday tasks such as getting out of bed, cooking and going to work can feel like a struggle when you are depressed.
Depression can appear “out of the blue” or gradually build up over time. It can be a direct response to a situation, such as losing a job or relationship difficulties or it can seem to come out of nowhere.
Is depression treatable?
Yes, depression is highly treatable. At Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology our psychologists have extensive experience helping people to recover from depression. We use evidence-based psychological treatments that have been shown to be effective for depression including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness based approaches.
Our psychologists work with clients to tailor an individual treatment plan for overcoming depression. We will provide you with practical strategies and help you to understand factors that might be triggering your depression symptoms. We will also help you to develop a plan for coping with any setbacks that you might experience as you get back on track.
Depression looks different for everyone. Listed below are some of the most common symptoms of depression:
- Feeling sad most of the time
- Not enjoying things that you would normally enjoy
- Low motivation and energy levels
- Crying regularly or feeling teary
- Difficulty getting started in the mornings
- Feeling hopeless about the future
- Feeling like nobody and nothing can help
- Low self-esteem
- High levels of self-criticism
- Sleep problems (either sleeping more than usual or having trouble falling or staying asleep)
- Changes in appetite
- Feeling empty or lonely
- Isolating yourself
- Reduced sex drive
- Difficulties with concentration and memory
- Suicidal thoughts, ideas or behaviours
For more information about depression or to make an appointment please call us on (03) 9376 1958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you feel like you are need of immediate assistance, please dial 000 for emergency services or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.