One of the most common mental health issues in Australia; depression can be debilitating, if untreated and can greatly impair the everyday life of sufferers. People living with depression may also be dealing with another mental health issue, including anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Recovering from depression is possible; and with the right depression therapy, our psychologists and therapists at Talkingminds, inner west Sydney and Camden (south west Sydney/Macarthur region), can support you to do so.
There are various forms of depressive disorders (depression). Whilst there are many common features (symptoms) of depression, no two people will have the exact same experiences of depression and you will have your own ‘depression fingerprint’. Whilst many of us can experience a case of ‘the blues’, clinical depression and depressive disorders are distinctly characterised and significantly impact the functioning and well-being of sufferers. A thorough assessment with a qualified mental health professional is therefore recommended, in order to tailor the best treatment for you. Some people may also be advised by their General Practitioner or a Psychiatrist to take medication (anti-depressant medication or similar) in conjunction with therapy. This recommendation may be for the short, medium or longer term. Regardless, depression treatment and therapy can improve and in some cases alleviate the symptoms of depression so clients can return to a fuller and more meaningful life.
Talkingminds depression treatment and psychological therapies in inner west Sydney can help to identify depression symptoms such as:
- Feelings of helplessness and heaviness
- Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness or excessive sleeping
- Irritability, restlessness
- Loss of interests in activities or hobbies once pleasurable (anhedonia)
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Persistent sad, flat or overwhelming feelings
- Persistent feelings of having nothing to look forward to
- Feelings of separateness from others, including loved ones
- Thoughts of suicide and self-harm, or suicide attempts
Taking the first step towards help and treatment can be the toughest. With links to qualified and professional psychologists, mental health social workers we are accessible to clients in Sydney CBD, inner west Sydney and surrounding suburbs and in the Camden NSW region. Don’t delay treating your depression; please reach out and make contact for an appointment in Camden (south western Sydney & Maccarthur region) or Stanmore. Talkingminds are here to support you through the journey.
Depression treatment in Sydney is available by telehealth counselling and psychology. Medicare rebates apply with a referral from your General Practitioner as part of a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan. Telehealth psychology Sydney can be an effective method for supporting you to access depression treatment.