Making sense of depression, finding its origin and working through 'steps' to find ways to feel better
What is Depression?
Depression is a word that is often used to describe mood problems but what exactly is depression?
While it can mean different things to different people, some common features include:
Emotional symptoms such as sadness, low mood, loss of pleasure from previously enjoyable experiences.
Physical symptoms such as disturbed sleep, and either increased or decreased eating compared to your normal pattern.
Motivational symptoms may include apathy, loss of drive or the sense of sitting around and waiting for something to happen.
Cognitive symptoms such as negative self-thoughts, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence, inability to concentrate, suicidal thoughts and feelings of despair and hopelessness
What Causes Depression?
There are a range of factors which may contribute to someone developing depression. Some or all of the following may apply to you.
Therapeutic Support for Depression
People feel depressed and react the way they do for very real and meaningful reasons. Past events as well as current circumstances shape how a person sees their life and the world they live in.
Therapeutic support can help get to the root of these reasons and help you work through your difficulties in several different ways.
Do have a look at the therapeutic support options that I offer here at Steps to Therapy and use the form to request the kind of help you would like to start with.
If you are unsure please do contact me to discuss your depression difficulties and we can decide together what might be a useful starting point.