I am sure you can easily remember the last time you felt ‘down in the dumps’, or a morning when it was hard to get out of bed. You might have even said you felt ‘depressed’.
People who experience what we call clinical depression (or a Major Depressive Episode), tend to feel like this for weeks at a time. They may also experience difficulties with sleep, appetite, memory, concentration, and in more severe cases they may feel suicidal. The statistics tell us that approximately one in four people will experience depression at some point in their life. That’s 25% of our population.
Depression is the kind of problem that if left untreated, it can last a lifetime. If people receive scientifically proven psychological treatments, like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), they can overcome their depression for good. Therapy teaches people tools to improve their mood and motivation, increase their activity level, and deal with unhelpful ‘negative’ thoughts.
Sound appealing? We think so. You do not have to put up with feeling low all the time, and don’t wait until you ‘feel’ more motivated, because research tells us that moment will never come.
The best way forward is to take positive action, and visit one of our trained Clinical Psychologists. We are here to help you get more enjoyment out of life.