Depression

Depression - Zoetix Psychotherapy

Depression is more than “feeling low.” And no matter what anyone may say, it’s not something that you can just “snap out of.” It’s likely to have been brewing for some time and you’ll be aware you have been struggling to keep afloat for a while. You may be:

  • Feeling slow, as though life is like wading through tar
  • Constantly close to tears/unable to stop crying
  • Experiencing disturbed sleep patterns, either too much or too little
  • Noticing a loss of appetite or an insatiable one
  • Finding your thoughts hard to organise
  • In physical pain at times
  • Literally feeling uncomfortable in your own skin

There are many reasons why people become depressed and it is important to discover the factors which underpin your particular experience.

You also need to understand that you are not weak or a failure. In fact depression often afflicts people considered to be “strong” by others: always meeting life’s challenges head-on, never saying “no” and constantly pushing themselves.

Depression should not be ignored. Dealing with the illness sooner rather than later can improve recovery. You may also need some medical support to help you make the most of your therapy.

The following video may help you and other loved ones to understand a little more about what is happening to you. If you recognise any of these symptoms then it is important to seek professional help. You are not meant to manage this on your own. Contact me to discuss your treatment options.

If you think your partner or other loved one is struggling with depression, this next video may also help. It is important to seek professional guidance and support if anything you see here is familiar. I can work with you and your partner as a couple or your partner on their own. If they are already getting help or you feel they are in denial of what is happening to them, then you do not have manage alone if you are struggling. It is important that you can get the support you need in this situation as there is always a risk that you too could become depressed. Contact me to discuss the treatment options available to you.