Melbourne City psychologists provide quality treatment for people with depressionDecember 23, 2017
In the past few months news organisations in Australia have reported the grim findings that doctors are taking their own lives at worrying rates.
Factors including stress, fatigue, social isolation and irregular and long work hours can all combine to take their toll on our nation’s busy health professionals. And the consequences can be devastating.
At Reflection Psychology we understand that everyone, no matter how highly regarded in society their profession may be, can need professional help including depression treatment at times.
Using an evidence-based approach, our experienced psychologists provide quality depression treatment in Melbourne City. It’s about supporting people struggling with depression, working out the type of depression they have and tailoring the best treatment to improve their mental health and quality of life.
Symptoms of depression can include fatigue, low self-esteem, frequent angry outbursts, anxiety, low motivation, difficulty sleeping, social withdrawal and reduced libido.
Research published last year revealed that 369 health professionals had committed suicide across the nation between 2001 and 2012. The retrospective mortality study found that women working in health professions – doctors and nurses – had significantly higher rates of suicide than women in other professions, while the suicide rate for male nurses and midwives was also higher than for men working in non-health professions.
The study on suicide in health professions, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, also indicated that health professionals with easy access to prescription drugs had a 62 per cent higher rate of suicide than health professionals who did not have the same access to drugs. And its authors concluded targeted prevention strategies were required for health professionals across the nation.
If you are battling with depression, you don’t have to struggle on alone. Take that first step and seek depression treatment in Melbourne City or our other clinics across the city. There is quality support out there to help you down the path to recovery.
For health professionals, including doctors and nurses, who feel feel overwhelmed and stressed, please contact Reflection Psychology today to book an appointment with our caring team of psychologists.
If you need help and advice you can also call: beyondblue on 1300 22 46 36; Lifeline, 13 11 14; Kids Helpline, 1800 551 800; MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978; or the Suicide Call Back Service, 1300 659 467.