Depression Psychological Treatment

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Depression is a serious mental condition that makes a person incapable of understanding its surroundings, and it shows a lack of interest in anything.


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DEPRESSION Its Symptoms, Causes and Treatment:

DEPRESSION Its Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Presentation by Dr. Ghazi Kaddouh Psychologist Hong Kong SIO Psychology & Consulting


A REAL ILLNESS The World Health Organization recognizes the various forms of depression as real illnesses Depression is not a weakness of character or imagination It’s impossible to just shake your depression off SIO Psychology & Consulting


THE DEPRESSED BRAIN Decreased brain activity with depression SIO Psychology & Consulting


Depression Depression is a serious mental condition that makes a person incapable of understanding its surroundings, and it shows a lack of interest in anything. In Asia-Pacific, this mental disorder is higher than the rest of the world because of stressful work culture and lack of mental health services, according to the latest survey. SIO Psychology & Consulting

Feeling Depressed:

Feeling Depressed According to NAMI, a mental health organization, depression is still at large face discrimination when it comes to employment and housing. It is a social evil for some people that is destroying people’s lives. Moreover, lack of awareness is making things difficult for the people who suffer from it. SIO Psychology & Consulting


OVERVIEW 1. Symptoms 2. Causes 3. Treatment SIO Psychology & Consulting


1. SYMPTOMS “ Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.” SIO Psychology & Consulting


SYMPTOMS depressed mood reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down SIO Psychology & Consulting


SYMPTOMS delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech fatigue or loss of energy feelings of worthlessness or guilt impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide SIO Psychology & Consulting


2. CAUSES SIO Psychology & Consulting


CAUSES The causes of depression are not fully understood and may not be down to a single source. Depression is likely to be due to a complex combination of factors that include: genetics biological - changes in neurotransmitter levels environmental psychological and social (psychosocial) SIO Psychology & Consulting


CAUSES Life events: These include bereavement, divorce, work issues, relationships with friends and family, financial problems, medical concerns, or acute stress. Personality: Those with less successful coping strategies, or previous life trauma are more susceptible. Genetic factors: Having a first-degree relatives with depression increases the risk. Childhood trauma. SIO Psychology & Consulting


CAUSES Some prescription drugs: These include corticosteroids, some beta-blockers, interferon, and other prescription drugs. Abuse of recreational drugs: Abuse of alcohol, amphetamines, and other drugs are strongly linked to depression. A past head injury. Having had one episode of major depression: This increases the risk of a subsequent one. Chronic pain syndromes: These and other chronic conditions make depression more likely. SIO Psychology & Consulting


3. TREATMENT SIO Psychology & Consulting


MEDICATION Antidepressants – meant to increase the supply of serotonin to the brain Ineffective in many cases Often unpleasant side-effects Don’t solve any problems SIO Psychology & Consulting


PSYCHOTHERAPY A Depression psychologist Hong Kong can help you identify the factors affecting your condition Treatment may include hypnosis, EFT, CBT & tc It helps patients to identify emotional problems that affect relationships and communication, and how these, in turn, affect mood and can be changed. SIO Psychology & Consulting


GROUP THERAPY Belong to a group with similar problems – receive social support Gain insight into your own problems Group facilitator – a mental health professional SIO Psychology & Consulting

How Can Depression Psychologist Help You :

How Can Depression Psychologist Help You A designated depression psychologist is changing the perceptive of depression in society through awareness and service in mental disorders care. SIO Psychology & Consulting


NUTRITION Eat enough FRESH veggies & fruit Eat enough fibre & low GI foods Use supplements: Omega-3 fatty acids, Vit B comp., Vit C, zinc, calcium & magnesium SIO Psychology & Consulting


NUTRITION AVOID: Food fried in oil Fatty food Processed food Sugar Caffeine Alcohol & drugs These things mess with your brain chemistry SIO Psychology & Consulting


EXERCISE Your body is designed for movement Exercise produces endorphins – potent pain killers and enhancers of mood Helps with relaxation & sleep Good for your overall health SIO Psychology & Consulting


DO SOMETHING PLEASANT Go for a walk with your dog Take a bubble bath Work in the garden Practice a hobby Read a book Listen to music Go to the cinema Spoil yourself! SIO Psychology & Consulting


GET SOCIAL SUPPORT Nurture your relationships Visit friends and relatives Avoid isolation – this will only make you feel worse SIO Psychology & Consulting

Contact US:

Contact US If you feel that you or you know someone who needs help at some stage of depression, then Book your first Depression Therapy through website - Contact - +852 91609261 Email Id: Address - 66th Floor, The Center 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 999077 SIO Psychology & Consulting

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