It's normal to feel down and sad at times which is normal – when those feelings start to affect your daily functioning it may be problematic. Untreated and prolonged depression can impact a person’s life, their work, personal relationships and their physical health.
Most people will experience some form of sadness or depression at some point of their life. When it begins affecting your daily functioning it is advisable to seek psychological treatment. If depression is left untreated it can leave a deliberating effect of your functioning. Alongside depression, a range of other issues may arise such as, insomnia, increased alcohol and drug consumption, anger, and anxiety.
Depression is a common mental health condition that affects one million Australians every year. Depression is classified as a mood disorder. There are other forms of mood disorders such as Bipolar which may include episodes of hypomania and mania.
In many cases the underlying reasons for depression are a combination of several factors. If you are worried about your own mental state or that of a loved one, talking to a psychologist can help. At Growth Psychology Consulting we offer depression treatment.
Symptoms of depression:
- Memory difficulties
- Decreased social activities
- Feeling guilty
- Negative thoughts
- Sleeping disturbances
- Loss of libido
- Decreased or increased Appetite
- Suicidal thoughts
If you want to make an appointment for the treatment of depression or bipolar, please contact Growth Psychology Consulting Liverpool & Narellan. It’s good to talk!