Depression is a debilitating illness that can affect your daily life. It impacts your mood and though you may try to ignore it, the negative feelings won’t go away.
Every year, around 6% of all adult Australians are affected by a depressive illness.
What causes depression?
Depression can be caused by number of factors, such as genetics or stressful life events. Grief, loss and significant change can bring about depression. Some women may experience depression before or after child birth. Children can feel depressed if there are changes in the family dynamic or bullying at school. Teenagers can also experience depression for various reasons.
What are the symptoms?
Common symptoms include:
- Feeling extremely sad or tearful
- Feeling numb
- Disturbances to normal sleep patterns
- Loss of interest and motivation
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Loss of pleasure in activities
- Changes in appetite or weight
- Loss of sexual interest
- Physical aches and pains
- Impaired thinking or concentration
How can psychology and counselling help?
We can work with you individually or in group sessions to find out why you may be experiencing depression and help you to get your life back on track.
Learn more about our therapies.
How to book a session
To be eligible for the Medicare rebate, you will need to have a referral from a GP. Simply visit your GP, tell them how you are feeling, and ask about a Mental Health Care Plan and referral for Good Thinking Clinical Psychology.
To book a session now, call us on (02) 8068 0982 or contact us.