Treatment for depression, Essendon
Depression is a common and often debilitating illness. It is more than just low mood, it is a serious illness that has an impact on one’s physical and mental health. The symptoms of depression typically include feelings of extreme sadness, a lack of motivation, a loss of interest and pleasure in activities, and changes to sleep and appetite. We can help you with effective treatment of depression.
About 20 per cent of Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. This complex condition, which can last for a short period of time or for years, can be triggered by a range of factors including a family history of mental health difficulties, personality, stress, adverse life events, changes to brain chemistry and physical illness. People with a family history of depression have a greater chance of being affected by depression themselves.
Our Essendon-based psychologists can help clients deal with depression and other mood disorders, working with them to identify the causes of their illness and map out a comprehensive approach to target their individual symptoms and bring about long-term behavioural change and greater emotional resilience.
Strong support and treatment are vital steps towards improved health and wellbeing and we urge people who think they might have depression to seek help as soon as possible. Sometimes a combination of psychological therapy and medication is needed.
We offer treatment for depressive conditions including:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Post and Ante Natal Depression
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Deliberate Self Harm
- Emerging Personality Disturbance
Seeking help for depressive disorders can change your life. Please contact us on (03) 9337 7848 to make an appointment with a psychologist or for more information on dealing with depression.