If you or someone you know is affected by Depression then there is help.
At Innovative Psychological Solutions our team of qualified and experienced Psychologists can assist people suffering from the impact of depression using a range of programs including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Biofeedback and Mindfulness.
Major depressive disorder (commonly referred to as Depression) and Anxiety are among the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses throughout Australia. These two issues are directly impacted by socio and economic burdens. Treatment for depression generally consists of pharmacological and psychological interventions.
Three commonly used psychological interventions to treat Depression related issues are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Biofeedback Therapy and Mindfulness. Supportive technology is used to assist individuals between sessions to support the gains that they are making in therapy.
At Innovative Psychological Solutions we are helping people every day overcome issues associated with Depression by providing services that are designed to have the best possible outcomes.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is supported by years of research as being the therapy of choice in the treatment of Depression.
Firstly, Depression requires a medical diagnosis by a recognised health care professional.
The following information is provided as a guide and should not be used for self diagnosis.
Although everyone may experience a sense of sadness or loss of interest in everyday activities, individuals suffering from Depression expeiences these feelings over longer, sustained periods of time. These characteristics can lead to a range of behavioural and physical symptoms. They can include changes in sleep, appetite, energy levels, the ability to concentrate, daily behaviour or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
People may experience:
Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, lethargy or sadness.
Behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, or social isolation.
Sleep: early awakening, excessive sleep, insomnia, or restless sleep.
Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite.
Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide.
Weight: weight gain or weight loss.
Also common: poor appetite or repeatedly going over thoughts (rumination).
If you or someone you know displays any of the above depression related conditions, then there is help.
Innovative Phsychological Solutions are situated in the Perth CBD and Perths northern suburbs close to Joondalup, with practices in Girrawheen, Hocking and Alkimos.
Our fully qualified and experienced Psychologists are waiting to help.
Call us today on 9288 4588 to arrange your first consultation.