Depression is defined as a mood disorder characterised by feelings of continuous despondency and dejection, the persistent presence of a low mood, feelings of sadness and loss of interest in people, activities and, at times, yourself. People experience fluctuations in their mood everyday but what differentiates depression from this is the persistence of the negative feelings and symptoms for over two weeks.
Its symptoms include reduced interest or pleasure experienced when doing what you used to enjoy, loss of sex drive and desire, unintentional weight loss or weight gain and low appetite or increased appetite. It can also result in physical effects such as unexplainable aches and pains, insomnia or hypersomnia, restlessness, fatigue and loss of energy, slowed speech and movement, inability or impaired ability to think, concentrate or make decisions and having severely negative thoughts and feelings. These sensations could range from feelings of worthlessness and guilt to suicidal thoughts or other forms of negative thinking and feelings unique to your situation. Symptoms can be experienced to varying degrees, from mild to severe.
Depression is a very common mental illness, in fact, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) it is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability which affects an estimated 350 million people across the globe. Many of my clients display signs of depression alongside other symptoms for which they first came to see me.
I have worked with and am open to working with clients who feel they have mild to severe depression, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other forms that do not necessarily fall into these categories. With my help we will seek to find the root cause of the depression, work on it to alleviate you from the burden and symptoms you have been experiencing and help you transform your state to one of well-being so you can reach a state of contentment with your mental state. I would love to hear from you to help you as much as I can.