Remedy Clinic – Depression Therapy Dublin.  

Depression & Low Moods:

Depression is a diagnosis that affects between 3 – 5% of the global population at any given time. Depression can be episodic or recurrent and can occur due to a multiple of psychosocial factors. Life has its ups and downs and we all experience lower moods as part of this natural cycle. However, if down periods are persistent and affect your mood or motivation – this is something to take note of and consider reaching out for help.

If you feel you may suffer from depression or are concerned about lower mood patterns, the first person to touch base with is your GP. They will help you with the best course of action to address it.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Feeling Sad
  • Feeling irritable or angry
  • Lack of confidence
  • Lethargy and lack of motivation
  • Lack of self-care
  • Excessive use of alcohol or other substances
  • Reduced appetite
  • Loss of libido
  • Inability to focus on task or start tasks
  • Lowered self confidence
  • Irrational or intrusive thoughts

 Treatment for Depression

Depression and lower moods are a natural response to a multiple of factors or events in life. It is not something that is invited or something that someone can be “snapped out of”. Part of any treatment plan should include talking therapy – as this is the best way to understand the “why” of depression.

Therapies and treatments that are indicated include:

  • CBT
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy

 As with most mental health issues making some practical changes in your behaviour and routine will also contribute to moving towards relief and feeling better – all of these are self-care practices that will assist, alongside GP and therapist supervision:

  • Introduce a healthy diet
  • Engage in light to moderate physical activity
  • Connect / Confide with people close to you
  • Reduce your workload / schedule if you are overwhelmed or under too much pressure.
  • Take it easy on yourself

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