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Almost all of us have experienced feelings of sadness, "down" or low moods, and disappointment throughout our lives. Depression however, is a far more complex and deeper issue and refers to a range of low moods and symptoms that are exaggerated and intense, last longer than normal and generally cause distress to the person suffering from them. These symptoms also interfere with a person’s day to day activities and relationships. If this sounds familiar, you might benefit from seeking professional help.

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What causes depression?

You might often have heard the phrase that depression is caused by a "chemical imbalance" in the brain. This is largely inaccurate and overly-simplifies the condition. In reality, depression can be caused by a number of factors including issues with mood regulation, repeated or prolonged exposure to stressful (and distressing) life events, genetic predisposition and as a side effect of certain medications or drugs.

How can therapy help with my depression?

As noted above, depression is caused by a wide range of factors. As such, it is important in your sessions that we get to the real root of the issue in order to best guide treatment. Depression therapy typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or interpersonal therapy although the specifics would largely depend on your particular circumstances. In more severe instances, medication might be recommended as well as a referral to a psychiatrist. Most people find it highly effective to engage in therapy concurrently with medication to both identify and work out the cause in order to maximise the chance of long-term success. Don't worry if all this sounds confusing, our Perth psychologists will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Just drop us a line using the form below.

If you would like to see a psychologist for your depression or depressed mood, just give us a call at 1300 059 666 or book an appointment online. You can visit our Fees & Rebates page to check if you are eligible for medicare or private health rebates

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Call Beyondblue at 1300 22 4636 to speak to a trained mental health professional 24 hours / 7 days a week. If you are experiencing a crisis, you can call Lifeline at 13 11 14 .

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