Don’t Let Depression Take A Toll On Your Life

Depression can be looked up as mood disorder in which the individual feels sad and faces low self esteem. He feels negligent and losses interest in his life. It is a serious illness and needs proper attention, care and right treatment. Support from family and friends is also an essential requirement so as to help the sufferer in overcoming from the problem. 

If you find that your loved one is having a reckless behaviour, he feels hopeless and helpless, is losing weight or gets angry very often, you should consider consulting a doctor as these are the basic symptoms of depression. Seeking consultation at the right time is essential so that the sufferer can get back to a normal life. The doctors will suggest specific treatment according to the patient’s situation. Mostly, they suggest depression counselling and medication.

Depression counselling – Most of the times, the doctor will suggest you a counsellor whom you can visit to get the regular counselling sessions. During the sessions, the therapists talk to the patient and try to discover the causes behind the problem. After diagnosing the problem and studying the behavioural pattern of the patient, they find out some ways using which they help the patient in dealing with the problem.

Prescription medication – along with the counselling sessions which can be group counselling or one on one session, certain medications are also prescribed for the patient. These medications help the sufferer to lead a healthy life by enjoying a good sleep and resolving other physical issues.

Recovery programmes – the recovery programmes are mostly recommended for individuals who suffer from severe depression problem. These programs include exercising as a major part. The exercises prove effective in production of endorphins in the body which aid in bringing happy and positive feelings in the individual that are really effective in overcoming the depression. Exercises also have an effect on the sleeping patterns of the individual.

In order to get the best treatment, you need to get in touch with a qualified counsellor. Here are some tips that will help you in finding the best counsellor.

• Start your search by looking for an experienced counsellor who has a good experience in dealing with cases of depression.

• Make sure that the counsellor is certified and is practicing from a long time.

• You can read customer reviews and also talk to the individuals who had consulted the counsellor in order to know whether he/she is good at providing treatment or not.

• You can ask certain questions like the duration of the treatment, type of counselling, its effectiveness etc.

Article by Filippa Fiorentini

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