Depression treatment and help

Melbourne CBD, Camberwell & Sandringham

Research reveals that approximately 20 percent of people experience mild or more severe clinical depression during their life and require the services of a psychologist for depression treatment.

Many people believe being depressed means feeling sad, detached or upset. Normal feelings of sadness are relatively brief and have only a small impact on everyday life. A person can have these emotions without the intensity and long-lasting physical and cognitive state that one has if they are experiencing clinical depression and need professional depression help.

Sometimes there are no obvious reasons for depression. Certain people are more likely to suffer from depression and require depression counselling than others due to factors such as family background, life circumstances, experiences and personality traits. Symptoms of depression include: Social withdrawal, irritability or feelings of restlessness, low or no libido, consistent negative thinking, low self-esteem, low motivation, more frequent anger outbursts, poor concentration and memory retention, persistent tiredness and difficulty sleeping, reduced appetite or over-eating and suicidal ideation

Understanding depression

There are many types of depression. Severe forms include but are not limited to:

  • Mixed depression and anxiety – a combination of symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Major depression – a depressed mood lasting weeks. This may also be referred to as clinical or unipolar depression.
  • Psychotic depression – a depressed mood that includes symptoms of psychosis such as visual or auditory hallucinations, paranoia and delusions.
  • Dysthymia – a less severely depressed mood but a feeling of ongoing flatness/numbness.
  • Bipolar disorder – people with a bipolar disorder may feel alternating periods of severe depression and manic highs.

Our highly experienced psychologists at Reflection Psychology clinics provide depression treatment in Fairfield, Camberwell, Melbourne CBD, Sandringham and McKinnon, using evidence-based approaches to help those struggling with depression to lead happier and more productive lives. They carefully consider the type of depression a person may be experiencing and the severity of its symptoms to determine the right form of treatment.

If you are seeking the most effective and highest standard of professional counselling to overcome depression, call Reflection Psychology on (03) 9809 4888 or contact our clinics online. Our extensive services include eating disorder counselling, anxiety treatment, grief counselling, life coaching and more.