ADULT MENTAL HEALTH

Depression Treatment

Don’t suffer in silence

You are not alone: It is estimated that 1 in 6 adults have experienced a common mental health disorder in the last week

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    What is Depression?

    Depression is a mood disorder that can affect the quality of your life if untreated

    Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, short-lived episodes of sadness to major clinical depression. It is associated with low mood, feelings of sadness and hopelessness that last for more than a few days.

    Each person experiences depression differently, for some depression can seriously interfere with participating in daily life, work and managing relationships. Others may find unhealthy coping strategies to try to manage the symptoms of depression whilst trying to balance the pressures of life. Regardless of your circumstances, depression is a treatable medical condition and there is help available.

    Common symptoms of Depression

    • Fatigue and tiredness

    • Feelings of hopelessness and sadness

    • Anger and irritability

    • Loss of interest in daily activities

    • Thoughts of suicide

    • Inability to concentrate

    • Restless or excessive sleep

    • Reduced sexual interest

    • Changes in appetite

    • Engaging in risk taking behaviours

    Common types of Depression

    • Major Depression

    • Perinatal Depression

    • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SADs)
    • Persistent Depression Disorder

    What can you do

    • Speak to a friend or family member

    • Contact your GP

    • Seek private treatment

    How Depression is treated

    There are many treatments now available for depression and mood disorders

    For some people medications such as SSRI’s are helpful in managing depression, but this does not work for everyone. Therapy may be more helpful including psychotherapy, CBT or DBT. Talking therapies can help treat the cause of depressions exploring cognitive and emotional process and if needed any trauma work or additional treatment for other conditions. Therapy can help with building skills and abilities in managing depression finding effective coping strategies and getting life back on track.

    Assessment & Treatment Recommendations

    Specialist help for Depression

    We have a thorough assessment process where one of our experienced therapist will spend time getting to know you, understand historical issues and past treatments. With guidance consider your therapy goals and then look at the treatment options available.

    Screen For Other Mental Health Conditions

    Getting to know you and understanding your needs

    After the initial assessment in a subsequent appointment we can carry out a more detailed screening for specific mental health conditions or Autism Spectrum Disorder. In depth screenings are carried out on request usually but may sometimes we recommended based on the assessment outcomes.

    Short Term Therapeutic Interventions

    Strategies to manage depression & emotions

    We can assist with helping you to build strategies to manage your depression this is often CBT or Mindfulness based skills. Your therapist will also assist with problem solving any difficult circumstances, helping you to move forward and reach the goals that you identified in the assessment.