About Depression

What Is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by low mood and a wide range of other possible symptoms. These symptoms will vary from person to person.

Depressed mood can develop quickly or gradually over time. Depression can be brought on by life events and/or by changes in body chemistry .

What Are The Signs of Depression?

You, or someone you love, may be suffering from depression if you are experiencing several of the following symptoms

  • sadness and feeling weepy
  • numbness, lethargy and a loss of interest in things and activities you used to enjoy
  • reduced social energy, even to the point of avoiding people
  • constant tiredness and fatigue
  • loss of appetite, or eating to excess for the comfort it may bring
  • stress and frustration
  • irritability and aggression
  • feeling that you cannot cope
  • inability to see any glimmer of ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
  • a sense of hopelessness and helplessness
  • a change in sleep patterns
  • feeling discouraged about the future
  • difficulty making decisions
  • changes in memory, focus and concentration

  How Signature Can Help

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a best practice approach for the effective treatment of depression. CBT is a short-term “talking” treatment that has a highly practical approach to problem-solving. It aims to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. Depressed clients learn how to identify thinking processes which may be contributing to depressed mood… and then learn how to change them.

How Long Will It Take Before I Feel Better?

Depression affects everyone in different ways so time frames for therapy will vary. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a short term goal oriented therapy. CBT will improve mood for most emotional problems within 6-12 sessions .

Contact Us today if you or someone you love is experiencing signs of depressed mood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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