The Depression Treatment Melbourne Clinic
Getting treatment for depression is important. Early intervention means a faster recovery. Moreover, ultimately i helps prevent relapse.
We’ve all experienced the blues. However, if you’re feeling down for over a month you may be depressed.
Over 3 million Australians are suffering depression today
Relax, you’re not alone. Depression is the most significant mental health epidemics in our generation. One study estimates that up to one in 7 Australians experience depression in their lifetime. Moreover, 3 million Australians are suffering from depression today.
50% of the adult population with depression don’t seek assistance
Can counselling help Depression?
A staggering 50% of the adult population with depression don’t seek assistance. Nevertheless, we know therapy works. The National Mental Health Association estimate that 80% of people who get treatment for depression recover.
So why aren’t we seeking treatment for depression? One reason is we don’t think clearly when depressed. Another is apathy. Moreover, no one likes to be labelled “depressed”. To top it off, many people are scared to open up to anyone, let alone a stranger.
This results in making an appointment very difficult.
Nevertheless, studies indicate that long-term psychotherapy is better than no treatment. Moreover, counselling is also proven to prevent a relapse in depression.
By talking, and sharing your story with a trained professional, your depression can be a thing of the past.
How long does it take to recover from depression?
Left untreated, depression typically gets worse
Recovery time from depression depends on many variables. Genetics, family history, and life circumstances for example, all play a role.
Nevertheless after 6 to 8 sessions, most people will see significant improvement in their symptoms.
Benefits of Counselling for Depression
Counselling dramatically increases your recovery time. Here are some other benefits:
- Structure and goals
- Finding work that you love
- Working with a relationship issue
- Gain insight into behaviours that contribute to depression.
- Prevent depressive episodes in the future
- Support in making big decisions
What are the symptoms of Depression?
- Low mood
- Change in appetite
- Negative thoughts
If you or someone you know is at immediate risk call 000, Lifeline on 131114, or Suicide Callback service on 1300 659 467.
When these symptoms get to a level where it affects day-to-day activities, such as work, enjoying leisure time and maintaining relationships, it’s probably a good idea to start looking into therapy.
What causes depression?
Some people have a genetic predisposition to depression. If depression runs in your family, it may mean that you are more prone
Also, your unique upbringing. For example, a rough relationship with a parent, or being picked on at school.
And of course, perhaps current circumstances may be bringing you down. For example, relationship issues, or loss of direction in life.
And of course post natal or peri natal depression.
Answer these two questions to see if you’re depressed
A study in 2017 found following questions can be an effective assessment tool:
- In the last month, have you been troubled by feeling down, sad or hopeless?
- In the last month, have you experienced little interest or pleasure in doing things?
Answering yes to either of these questions is considered to be an indicator of depression. Also, it’s a reliable indicator to seek out treatment.
Contact us for help with Depression in Melbourne
If you are feeling stuck, and are ready to make a change, contact us for a FREE 30-minute consultation. Or, book a session with confidence. We offer a 100% money back guarantee if you’re not happy with your first session.
Don’t live in Melbourne? Or struggling to get out of bed? Ask about our online Skype sessions
Ready to Make a Change?
If you’d like to make an appointment, please get in touch
Teletherapy & Melbourne Counselling
47 Fitzroy Street
+61 488 858 688
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Business Hours: Mon to Fri: 10am – 5pm
After Hours: Mon to Fri: 5pm – 8pm
Weekend: Sun: 10am – 3pm