Whilst there are times in life when it is completely natural to feel sad or feel slightly low. For most people over time these feelings lessen. It is when these feelings have continued and are interfering with your daily activities or quality of life there may be something more serious going on which you may need to be address with the help of a trained psychotherapist.
Depression is a common condition which affects one in ten people in Ireland. Mosaic provides Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals who are experiencing depression and to family members and friends who have been affected by depression.
What is depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that describes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.
Depression affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. If you are suffer from depression you may feel like you are unable to partake in your normally daily activities and may even feel uninterested in things which you once enjoyed.
Can psychotherapy help?
Whilst we understand it may feel as though doing the smallest of tasks can be daunting when you feel this way we would like you to know that we have trained therapist who have experience in working with individuals with depression and are seeking relief with their symptoms. Talk therapy gives you the space to explore your concerns and emotions in a safe way.
There are many approaches used within psychotherapy to help you with depression to begin on the road to recovery and deal with your symptoms. Psychotherapy offers you the chance to distinguish the underlining factors that contribute to your depression and to deal with it effectively.This will enable you to explore which aspects of those problems you may be able to solve or improve.
Having one period of depression significantly Increases the risk of having another incident. Ongoing psychotherapy can help you learn skills to recognise the onset of further episodes and to avoid unnecessary suffering and reduce further episodes.
Depression has eight main symptoms listed below.
- Feeling sad, Anxious or bored
- Low energy, feeling tired or fatigued
- Over sleeping or under sleeping
- Poor concentration, thinking slowed down
- Lost of interested in daily activities, family or social life
- Low self esteem/ feelings of guilt
- Aches and pains with no physical basis
- Lost of interest in living, thinking about death, suicidal thoughts.
If you experience five or more of these symptoms, lasting for a period of two weeks or more please speak to a GP of mental health professional who may suggest Psychotherapy. At Mosaic we have trained therapists who work with people who have depression.