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What it is and How DFS can help.
Depression is a common but potentially serious mood disorder that has an adverse effect on an individual’s everyday life. It may be ever-present, or it may be cyclical but it can cause severe symptoms that have repercussions on how a person feels and thinks. Feelings of helplessness or a lack of motivation have far-reaching ramifications for handling daily activities, including sleeping, eating, working and interacting with other people.
A combination of therapeutic approaches can often help to alleviate depression signs and symptoms. If you feel that depression may be a cause for your lack of motivation and general mood, our team provides a range of techniques and psychological behavioural therapies tailor-made to engender the most positive results and allow you to enjoy life to the full again.
What are some Symptoms of Depression?
One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime, and the condition is the third highest in terms of impact on finances, morbidity and mortality.
Depression signs and symptoms vary from mild to severe and psychologists use a range of specific questions to help them form a diagnosis. However, answering “yes” to these questions typically suggests a degree of mood instability that would benefit from professional help.
• Are you feeling sad, down-in-the-dumps or blue?
• Have you been feeling this way for a month or longer?
• Are you losing interest or don’t enjoy the things you used to find interesting and pleasurable?
Generally, depressive behaviours include:
Feelings of sadness or depression
Loss of pleasure or interest in activities you previously enjoyed
Unexplained weight loss or gain; changes in appetite
Sleeping problems—either too much or not enough
Increased tiredness and a loss of energy
Feeling worthless or guilty
Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
Increase in purposeless physical activity, such as pacing, handwringing and fidgeting, or slowed speech or movements that are noticeable to others
Thoughts of suicide or death
What is the Cause of Depression?
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Our services offer tailor-made solutions for people suffering with depression. If you or someone you care for has signs or symptoms, don’t bottle it up. Get in touch and schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Sydney or Wollongong – or you can book a virtual appointment and contact us through our Telehealth service.
Your journey to better mental health starts with a phone call to us today.