What is depression?
Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration.
These problems can become chronic or recurrent and lead to substantial impairments in an individual’s ability to take care of his or her everyday responsibilities.
Depression is more than just feeling unhappy or sad for a few days. We all go through a cycle of emotions but when you’re depressed you feel low on energy for weeks, months or even years.
Depression is a real illness and with the right treatment and support, most people can make a full recovery.
What are the types of depression?
o Major depressive disorder
o Dysthymic disorder
o Bi polar disorder
o Postpartum disorder
What are the symptoms of depression?
o Extreme fatigue
o Difficulty concentrating and remembering things
o Feelings of hopelessness
o Insomnia or excessive sleeping
o Changes in appetite
o Constantly feeling sad or low
o Suicidal thoughts
Counseling is a form of therapy that helps you to empower yourself to accomplish optimum level of mental health. It involves help people take decisions in their life and change their way of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy comprises of learning new skills that helps you to manage your depression symptoms more successfully. It teaches a person new ways of controlling thoughts and behaviors that are very useful in the long run. CBT is one of the most effective treatments for depression.
Online CBT works online rather than face to face with a therapist. Online CBT is as effective as CBT done in person. Both involve credible health care professionals who help you recover from depression.