While occasional feelings of sadness or low spirits are a common part of life, some people experience a heightened version of these emotions for extended time periods – sometimes spanning weeks, months, or even years.
Depression is a common condition with symptoms that extend beyond a low mood. As one of the most common mental health disorders across the world, statistics estimate that 3 in 100 people in England are experiencing depression in every given week.
Although it is very real and serious illness, impacting both mental and physical wellbeing, depression is highly treatable with the right therapy from professionals.
Seeking depression counselling in Newcastle with our experienced counsellors and psychologists can help you to overcome feelings of depression, by significantly improving the way you feel.
Here, we’ve listed some facts about the reality of depression, to help you to understand more about the condition.
Depression Is a Real Illness
Some people with depression may begin to question the validity of their feelings – especially if the depression appears to have been triggered randomly, without a definitive event.
But it’s important to remember that depression is a real illness that not only affects the brain, but can also cause physical symptoms for the whole body.
Many Factors Can Trigger Depression
There are a range of factors that can cause or contribute to depression, which can also be the result of a combination of issues.
The causes of depression can include stress, genetics, the loss of a loved one, trauma, abuse, hormone fluctuation, substance use, and even seasonal changes.
Often, people experience depression without any discernible cause; with clinical depression, there may not be a reason for the onset of the condition.
This is because depression can be linked to an imbalance of the brain chemicals responsible for moods – with too much or too little of these chemical messengers contributing to depression.
Depression Is More Than Ordinary Sadness
Depression transcends occasional low moods, causing a number of physical and mental symptoms. Some signs of depression include persistent low energy, irritability, aches and pains, digestive issues, and changes in appetite, weight, and sleep patterns.
Depression Is Treatable
Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options available for depression.
At Newcastle Psychologist and Counselling, our depression therapy in Newcastle is designed to suit your needs, helping you to better understand and learn how to cope with depression symptoms.
Our team of psychologists and counsellors make use of range of approaches to suit your needs, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Depression Counselling Newcastle
If you or someone close to you is showing signs of depression, please don’t hesitate to seek help by filling in the box below, or calling 07966645198 to speak to a member of our team today.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist
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