Living with depression is distinct from regular bouts of sadness experienced by everyone. Depression is a mood disorder that negatively affects your daily life and disrupts your day-to-day activities. The medical condition can affect the way you think and act, cause intense feelings of sadness, and bring about a loss of interest in things you previously enjoyed. The nature of the illness also prevents a lot of people from seeking help. Fortunately, however, depression is a treatable condition, and those who seek professional help often see an improvement in symptoms.
Who is counselling for?
People who experience depression for more than two weeks should seek out professional help. Depression manifests itself differently amongst different people and can bring about symptoms ranging from low-energy and reclusiveness to suicidal thoughts and drug abuse.
Depression counselling is important for individuals who are affected by the condition in their daily life; they find less satisfaction in their personal lives and work, and often see a drop in productivity and loss of purpose. While depression can often be brought on by major life changes, it sometimes surfaces without an obvious explanation.
Fortunately, depression is one of the most treatable mental disorders, and people who work with professionals respond well to treatment. Counsellors can help individuals learn skills to cope with strong negative feelings that interfere with their well-being. Depression counselling can help with the following:
Left unresolved, depression can negatively affect all aspects of a person’s life and severely affect their quality of life. Another sign of worsening depression can be thoughts of suicide and self-harm. While seeking help may seem like an uphill task, there is a wide range of effective treatment options available for individuals. Depression can put a heavy strain on a person’s physical and mental well-being; the sooner they seek out treatment, the better.
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Karen specialises in marriage counselling, and marriage preparation to build strong relationships.
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