Get Relief from Depression and Back to Feeling Like Yourself
What is Depression?
Depression is a serious mental health illness that can have a significant impact on how you think and behave. Although somewhat stigmatized in society it is actually more common than you might think.
In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide affecting more than 250 million people annually.
The longevity and severity of depression varies on a case by case basis but in all forms can have negative impacts on work, personal life, physical health and daily functioning.
Severe cases can even lead to suicide, which is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds.
Depression is a very treatable metal illness when acted upon with psychotherapy (counselling) or/and medications. In fact 80-90% of those with depression respond well to treatment with relief of symptoms.
It is very important to reach out for help if you are experiencing signs of depression. Reaching out for help is the first step on a path towards healing.
AM I SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION?
Signs & Symptoms of Depression
Depression can vary widely from person to person but is typically classified as experiencing one or more of the following signs of depression for at least two weeks and can negatively impact ones work or school performance and/or personal relationships:
Depression Symptoms Include:
What Does Depression Feel Like?
How Can Therapy Help With Depression?
Depression is a mental health illness that requires treatment from a professional to overcome. Depression isn’t something that you just ‘get over’ by yourself. Adequately trained mental health professionals have experience working with clients with depression numerous studies have found therapy to be very effective for treating depression (especially mild to moderate depressive disorders).
Depending on the severity of the depression, a combination of psychotherapy and medications may prove to be the most effective to alleviate symptoms and feel better. The use of psychotherapy has been found to be much more effective at preventing relapse of depression in the future
There are many different forms of psychotherapy that have been found to be effective in treating depression, your therapist will work with you to identify the best approach to treatment for you. Two of these methods are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
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Whatever your goal for therapy, Amy’s down to earth, client-centered, collaborative approach will help you work through the changes that you want to bring to your life, while developing deeper insight and strengthening resilience