Depression is often not recognised or treated. Depression is more than just low mood. Individuals suffering from depression find it hard to function every day as the symptoms cause significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning.
Symptoms of depression include:
• Feeling sad most of the time
• Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities
• Loss of confidence
• Feeling tired all the time
• Sleep difficulties
• Feeling of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt nearly everyday
• Difficulties in concentrating
• Having recurrent thoughts of death
Individuals suffering from depression often don’t see the point of doing anything and may feel that no one can really help. They do not get better on their own. It is important that they let others know how they are feeling and seek professional help.
Both psychological treatments and medication have been found to be effective in treating depression. Psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy help individuals cope with their difficulties. Through therapy, the individual will learn how to change unhelpful thoughts and start functioning again.
If you are suffering from depression and would like some professional assistance please call us for an appointment.
Amicus Counselling and Clinical Psychological Services: 1800 AMICUS (1 800 264 287)
Amicus Counselling is located at:
Suite 701, Level 7, 105 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
Level 1, 65 Hume Street Crows Nest NSW 2065