Depression Treatment Sydney
Low mood and Depression will effect most of us at some time in our lives. Get effective Depression Treatment in Sydney with our psychologists.
Depression can occur suddenly or gradually; in response to difficult life circumstances or 'out of the blue'; and can vary in severity and symptoms. Some of us may be able to do everything we usually do but feel low energy, flat or find it difficult to concentrate. Others find it difficult to get out of bed, dress, eat and take care of ourselves.
- Common Depression symptoms include:
- Low energy and fatigue.
- Loss of pleasure in activities.
- Not going out anymore.
- Not getting things done at work/school.
- Withdrawing from close family and friends.
- Poor concentration.
- Feelings of guilt, sadness and worthlessness.
- Thoughts of suicide.
- Change in appetite and weight.
- Sleep problems.
Psychological therapy (with or without medication) is the only long-term effective treatment for Depression according to research.
Psychological therapy will help you manage depressive thinking; engage in behaviour that is proven to lift mood; improve your interpersonal relationships; improve your sleep; help you make any changes necessary to feel good about your life; and help you feel better about yourself, more hopeful about your future and prevent a relapse of Depression.
Bipolar Depression Help Sydney
Those of us living with Bipolar Disorder experience extreme moods of feeling really high, very active and euphoric (manic) or feeling really low and hopeless (depression). These mood episodes, which can last more than a week, can affect our thoughts, behaviour and ability to function.
Depressive episodes usually involve low mood, feelings of hopelessness, extreme sadness and lack of interest and pleasure in things. Manic or Hypomanic episodes usually involve extremely high mood and activity or agitation, racing thoughts, little need for sleep and rapid speech.
Bipolar disorder needs long-term management, which may include medication and psychological therapies.
- Psychological therapy for Bipolar Disorder can involve:
- Learning how to manage the unhelpful thinking patterns associated with extreme moods.
- Help improve behaviours and biological rhythms to better regulate mood.
- Help manage low mood and tolerate distress.
- Improve interpersonal relationships.
- Improve impulse control.
- Improve problem solving and decision making.