We are a team of Perth psychologists who see clients from our practice in Perth city. Over the years, we have helped many people manage their depression. If you feel that you might need help with yours, give us a call at 1300 059 666 or scroll down to learn more about depression and how we can help.

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What is Depression

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.

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.

The main depression symptoms

Individuals show depression symptoms in different ways. These symptoms can appear both physical and emotional. Physical symptoms of depression include low energy, insomnia or constant tiredness, fluctuations in weight or appetite (abnormally low or high), feelings of uneasiness and an inability to sit still, low sex drive and back pain or headaches. Emotional symptoms include feelings of worthlessness, feeling withdrawn from family and friends, feeling sad or “down” throughout the day and a loss of interest in day-to-day activities. While this list is by no means comprehensive, it should give you a general idea of depression symptoms. If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms or feeling sad or down for more than 2 weeks, it might be helpful to speak to a professional.

How depression therapy can help

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.

WHat are my next steps

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. If you have any questions for us just use the form below or have a live chat with one of our psychologists using the chat widget at the bottom right of your screen. We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have, no obligations. Medicare rebates are available for depression, click here to learn more about our fees & Rebates. Your GP can provide you with more information as well.

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