When was the last time you felt “blue” or “down” or “sad” but still managed to perform your regular daily activities? Quite often people will describe negative feelings as “being depressed”. However, it’s important to remember that we all feel negative and sad from time to time, without being really depressed. Typically, the bad feelings go away and life goes on. It’s when they don’t go away that they become a problem and could be symptoms of depression.
Depression is mood disorder that comes in different types. Ranging from mild to severe, depressive disorders such as major depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic depression, post-natal depression, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymic depression, have their distinct characteristics.
We live in a world of constant change and disruption that has never been as pronounced as during the global Covid-19 crisis. Unfortunately, the by-product of the pandemic is another health crisis.
With the lockdown, came the unprecedented isolation, loneliness, disconnectedness and uncertainty that negatively affect the mental health of millions of people around the globe.
Worldwide, there’s a significant increase in neuroticism, especially anxiety and depression. Note that these common mental health conditions are comorbid which means that they can occur simultaneously.
Different people experience different symptoms, but here are some of the
If you feel depressed, I can help you improve your mood with personalised depression treatment plan that takes into account your current situation, individual needs and long-term goals.
Throughout the therapy process you’ll learn how to reduce chronic stress, stop excessive worrying and ruminating, change negative automatic thoughts, stop unhelpful habits, shift from negative to positive emotions, energise your mind and body, get out of your comfort zone, and practice actionable skills for reducing depression and improving your overall wellbeing long after the treatment.