Depression

Depression is experienced by a high number of people at least once in their lives. We live stressful and busy lives, and when major events occur that add to the burden, we begin feeling miserable and down.
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What is Depression ?

Depression is experienced by a high number of people at least once in their lives. We live stressful and busy lives, and when major events occur that add to the burden, we begin feeling miserable and down. Feeling down or low can be a normal response to events such as a relationship break up, losing a job, or having someone we are close to die. This may however, last a short while before we return to our usual selves. When those feelings become too intense or too prevalent and persistent then this could be depression.

Depression can make it difficult for a person to accept love and comfort from others, which is sometimes based on their belief that they do not deserve it or that the affection is not genuine. Similarly, the irritability and hopelessness experienced by the partner who is depressed may make expressions of love nearly impossible. Depression can also interfere with communication and relationships with family and friends. Some people may become more distant during depression, while others appear more needy or dependent on their family, or partners in particular.

The intimate partners, and families who share their lives with loved ones that are experiencing depression, may benefit from counseling or family therapy themselves. It can help them learn how to best support the person with depression and themselves.

Symptoms of Depression

It includes constantly feeling down or hopeless, and also having little interest in the things you used to enjoy. You may become irritable or angry frequently, feel tired and lethargic a lot of the time, and generally feel out of everything. Some people sleep too much, others find it difficult to sleep. Usually there is a feeling of loneliness in the way you feel everything. You may feel disconnected from others, and sometimes feel sort of empty , while also experiencing feelings of low self-esteem. Your concentration might be weak. Weight loss & gain might occur, and one’s sex drive may be affected. Some people may have a lot of suicide related thoughts.

Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand, so feeling both at the same time is considered normal. It is hard not to panic when we are feeling so low. Anxiety can be quite strong, with heart palpitations, feelings of nausea, often with pain in the chest or stomach cramps. These feelings may be fleeting or present most of the time.

Types of Depression

1. Major depression
Major depression involves low mood and/or loss of interest and pleasure in usual activities; everyday, for a period of 2 weeks at least.

2. Dysthymic disorder
The symptoms of dysthymia are similar to major depression but are less severe. However, in the case of dysthymia, symptoms last longer.

3. Melancholia
This is the term used to describe a severe form of depression where many of the physical symptoms of depression are present. One of the major changes is that the person can be observed to move more slowly.

4. Psychotic depression
Sometimes people with a depressive condition can lose touch with reality and experience psychosis. This can involve hallucinations or delusions such as believing they are bad or evil, or that they are being watched or followed.

5. Cyclothymic disorder
Cyclothymic disorder is often described as a milder form of bipolar disorder. The person experiences chronic fluctuating moods over at least two years, involving periods of hypomania and periods of depressive symptoms, with very short periods of normality between.

6. Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder, earlier known as 'manic depression', is when a person experiences periods of depression and periods of mania, with periods of normal mood in between.

7. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
SAD is a mood disorder that has a seasonal pattern. The cause of the disorder is unclear; however it is thought to be related to the variation in light exposure in different seasons throughout the year.

Treatment for Depression

Counseling or talking therapy has been proven effective in treating depression and anxiety. Talking with a therapist or counselor helps to understand what is going on, and to develop some strategies to enable you to cope and work towards feeling better. Sometimes medication may be required in addition to counseling or therapy. This may also be suggested later by your therapist or counselor, as it is often useful to begin therapy and then consider medication at a later stage.

Counsellors for Depression

Alefiya Hakim
  • Mumbai
  • I am a Counseling Psychologist, Graphologist (Handwriting & Signature analyst).

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Stress, Grief/Loss, General, Personal Counseling

Anupa Mehta
  • Mumbai
  • Anupa Mehta is a Narrative Therapist and an international member of the Australian Counselling Association.

    Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, PTSD

Anu Ramesh
  • Mumbai
  • When you feel like no one understands you, I can hear your voice. There is never a reason to feel alone in this world. Reach out. Be heard.#expressyourself

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Maternal/Postpartum, Grief/Loss, General

Firdosh Qureshi
  • Mumbai
  • I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, Career Counseling, Personal Counseling

Rachana Awatramani
  • Mumbai
  • Dr. Rachana Awatramani has done her PhD in Counseling Psychology. 10+ years of experience in the filed, she is also a certified Happiness Life Coach.

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, Organisational, Personal Counseling

Jumana Rajkotwala
  • Mumbai
  • I have done my MA in Counselling Psychology and am professionally trained in various therapies. I offer assistance to all who wish to address any psychological, emotional or behavioral difficulties

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, General

Nazneen Sirajuddin Shaikh
  • Mumbai
  • Experience of working with issues such as ADHD, LD, anger management, delayed developmental milestones, emotional stability and academic difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder,Clinical Psychology, Personal Counseling

Rita Khear
  • Mumbai
  • Practicing for more than four decades, Rita Khear has been the HOD of Psychology of Motibai Theckersy Institute of Research in the field of mental retardation for seven years.

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, General,Clinical Psychology

Sanjana Meher Yerroju
  • Hyderabad
  • Here to help you overcome a range of life challenges, by working with thoughts, emotions and behavioral patterns. :)

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues,Clinical Psychology, Personal Counseling

Komal Chelani
  • Gujarat
  • I believe in empowering and supporting people through compassion and empathy & I practice the same in my therapy. I provide a safe and comfortable space to share and to be yourself.

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Family Issues, Stress, Grief/Loss, Panic Attacks, PTSD

Niharika Kalra
  • Noida
  • RCI certified Rehabilitation Psychologist Niharika, have been associated with the field of mental health and wellness for the past 4 years.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Personal Counseling

Megha Avinash Jagtap
  • Mumbai
  • Megha sees psychotherapy & counselling as a collaborative process with an objective of providing a safe, trusting, non-judgmental and respectful space.

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, OCD/OCPD, Stress, Anger Issues

Samina Simaab Sen
  • Mumbai
  • With over a decade of experience dealing with parenting, child, teenager, adult, couple and geriatric issues Ms.Samina Sen has reached out and helped many clients across the globe.

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Stress, General, Personal Counseling

Priyal Manish Henia
  • Mumbai
  • A clinical psychologist having experience in dealing with anxiety, stress and depression. Personality recognition via analysis of handwriting & drawing.

    Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling,Personality Development

Vijayan P M
  • Thrissur
  • Dr. Vijayan PM is having his masters in Psychology, Business Administration and psychological counseling. He hold his doctorate in Management.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Grief/Loss, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

Minnu Achu George
  • Thiruvalla
  • Post Graduate in psychology. Handled cases ranging from child psychology, teenage counselling, addiction counselling, depression, anxiety issues & phobia.

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Personal Counseling

Supriya Sanjay Kher
  • Mumbai
  • Supriya Kher has done her M.A.in Clinical Psychology with P.G. DIP,in counseling.Brings over 16 years of experience in counseling adolescents, Men, Women and couples.

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, General,Clinical Psychology, Personal Counseling

Therappo is an Online Counseling site that brings together experienced psychologists & counsellors to clients who need help. Our secure video-chat platform allows sessions to happen in total privacy while remaining in the comfort of your own space (i.e., home or office). Therappo has over 40 experienced psychologists who specialize in areas such as Depression, Anxiety, Career Issues, Marriage & Relationship Issues, Stress and many others. All our counselors are fully equipped and trained in Therappo’s online video-chat technology to make your counseling experience comfortable and easy.

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RCI certified Rehabilitation Psychologist Niharika, have been associated with the field of mental health and wellness for the past 4 years.

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