How we provide counselling at Vivid Psychology
Depression is a common word used by people to describe sadness or low mood. At Vivid Psychology we understand that Depression or Major Depression is different to experiencing sadness. Vivid Psychology are a small practice with only fully qualified clinical psychologists. We have counselled an treated many of our clients through depression and treat each client differently dependant on their experiences. We are highly trained in many therapeutic approaches but we understand no one person or mind is the same and there is no systematic way to treat symptoms. It is important to us that we help each client through personalisation, trusting and comfort.
Do you have Depression?
Symptoms of Depression can include low mood, a diminished interest or pleasure in activities, a change in weight or appetite, sleep disturbance, agitation, a loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness, or suicidal thoughts or intent.
Being Depressed can affect how you function or behave, at home, school or work, or when socialising. People can stop going out and withdraw from family or friends. It can affect how you think, with thoughts such as “what’s the point”, or “I’m worthless”. Factors that contribute to Depression include a family history
of Depression, biochemical imbalance and life experiences.
In Australia, Depression affects one in six people. Depression is treatable and the earlier you seek support the better the outcome. Treatment can include both psychological intervention and medication, however this can be decided after you speak to your Clinical Psychologist and GP.
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