While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people have feelings of depression intensely, for long periods of time and sometimes without any apparent reason.
Depression is more than just a low mood and has an impact on both physical and mental health and may affect how people feel about themselves.
You might lose interest in work, hobbies and doing things you normally enjoy.
Other symptoms of depression
Depression can manifest itself in a number of ways, including:
- Lacking energy
- Having difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
- Feeling irritable
- Finding it hard to concentrate
These symptoms suggest it is worth visiting one of our psychologists for an assessment so you can get clarity on your situation and then make an informed decision about what further support you might or might not need.
How we tackle depression at Attuned Psychology
Here at Attuned Psychology in North Adelaide, our practitioners are ready to help you understand and manage your depression.
In particular, our team is skilled in:
- Helping you manage feelings of depression
- Teaching you practical strategies to let go of unhelpful thoughts
- Teaching you to manage feelings
- Empowering you to activate behavioural change
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In short, we are able to help you break the cycle of low motivation to find ways of increasing pleasurable activities, feelings of accomplishment and finding meaning in life again.