Depression is a mental illness, which one should not confuse with the short-term emotional distress, anxiety attacks or feeling low, which also are constituents of depression. Anyone can feel low for a brief period of time, or have anxiety attacks once in a while, but that does not mean they are suffering from depression. Depression is much more serious than that, and is a persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, uselessness, and emotional pain. If not treated at the right time, it can lead to a person turning suicidal, and may try to harm himself/herself or commit suicide.
My approach to treating depression is to help identify the root cause of thoughts and feelings associated with depressions and implement new replacement behaviors.
First of all, we listen, understand, analyze and evaluate the problems of the patient through verbal counselling sessions, and then categorize the depression level to define the treatment path to follow. As a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist, I help provide a safe and evidenced based approach to treating depression.