Depression Treatment in Sydney

At various points in our life, feelings of depression are common; however depression becomes a problem when it interferes in the ability to complete everyday tasks. If you feel disinterested and lack enthusiasm in all your usual activities, feel angry or irritated, have suicidal thoughts, have changes in appetite or weight and are generally low and sad in mood, it is time to get depression counselling and indeed treatment .

Generally, depression treatment can be divided into two parts, psychological therapies or talking therapy and physical treatments, which include the use of anti-depressants, mood stabilisers and tranquilisers.

Two of the more popular psychological therapies for treatment for depression are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. CBT encourages patients to change their negative way of thinking and outlook on life, thereby improving their general mood. Interpersonal therapy, on the other hand, takes a more holistic approach and links depression and mood to other aspects in one’s life. For example: relationships in the workplace, social and personal interactions. Another popular method of treatment is acceptance and commitment therapy, which employs methods of mindfulness.

Antidepressants are very effective in the treatment of depression. There are numerous types of antidepressants with different profiles of action and it is important to find the right medication to suit you.

Often a combination of medication and therapy works well in the treatment of depressions. Along with this, re-evaluating your lifestyle and different practical strategies are methods, which help ease depression. You cannot underestimate the value of a good diet and exercise.

Dr Abeya has an extensive experience in providing depression treatment, Sydney, and is well versed in the best evidence based methods of treatment. She will take time to listen to your story and your concerns, and then discuss the best of methods of managing your condition. She employs holistic methods of treatment and will have a discussion to have your input into the type of treatment you would be comfortable with.