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

Moushumi Gupte
  • Mumbai
  • Hello.. Being an experienced and trained counselor,I wish to help you explore the feelings and emotions that seem difficult/stressful for you & also enable you to cope up with challenges in your everyday life

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Stress, Anger Issues, General, Organisational

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....

    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.

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

Priya Dey
  • Mumbai
  • Just know that there is help and your life could be better if you go out and seek it. Allow me to help you through the journey.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

Smita Akale
  • Mumbai
  • Dr Smita brings over 15 years of experience working in mental health field. Calls herself a relationship counsellor as she helps her client work their relationships with self, others and the world around.

    Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Stress, Grief/Loss, Anger Issues

Nikita Agarwal
  • Mumbai
  • Hi there! I'm a clinical psychologist, a counselor and psychotherapist. I've worked with all age groups and believe that psychological health issues are as real as physical ones.

    Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, General, Personal Counseling

Prachi Bandekar Singh
  • Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Mood Disorder

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

Suraj Shah
  • Mumbai
  • Having done Post Graduation in Applied Psychology from University of Mumbai, I am further trained in psychotherapy from Albert Ellis Institute ATC India.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

Palkee Baruah
  • Gurgaon
  • Counselling Psychologist and Mental Health Writer

    Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Anger Issues, General, Personal Counseling

Rajvi Sheth
  • Mumbai
  • Hi There, I am Rajvi Sheth a qualified mental health practitioner. As a counselor, I offer a safe, respectful & non judgmental space for you to freely share your thoughts & feelings

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues

Trupti Rankhamb
  • Mumbai
  • A life coach, with extensive experience in helping people nurture and develop healthy relationship. She guides you to develop your Thinking/Learning Style & Decision Making abilities using DMIA & REBT

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

Bela Taparia
  • Mumbai
  • I am here to help the ones who need to express their feelings that are disturbing them and hampering their normal functioning and empower them to think rationally positively

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

Mercy Tingzouhoih
  • Mumbai
  • Let me help you through your tough times,lets find out what may have worked for you rather than brooding on what have not worked for you -Mercy-

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Personal Counseling

Kanchana Musrif
  • Hyderabad
  • Just know that you are the only person who can make yourself happy and be at peace. You can reach me and we can explore your life's journey to gain back your happiness and peace.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

Shreni Majethia
  • Mumbai
  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Grief/Loss, Anger Issues, General, Organisational

Hemalata Thakur
  • Mumbai
  • Ms. Hemlata is a RCI registered Psychologist. She is a trained REBT Practitioner from AEI, NewYork. She has 2 Masters Degrees in Industrial and Counseling Psychology. She has around 15 yrs of enriched experience in a field.

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

Prashakha Solanki
  • Kolkata
  • Mental health matters. People matter. YOU matter. Don't fight your battle alone. REACH OUT!

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, OCD/OCPD, Stress, Anger Issues, Panic Attacks

Roshni Bhagnani
  • Mumbai
  • A Clinical Psychologist from Christ University, Bangalore and pursuing BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) from Florida Institute of Technology.

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

Bansari Bhagaat
  • Mumbai
  • Depression, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, General

Farhat Gupta
  • Mumbai
  • Counselling Psychologist Life Coach REBT Psychotherapist & NLP Practitioner. A spiritual person at heart I works on a 3 dimensional model of MIND, BODY and SPIRIT while dealing with any case.

    Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress, Grief/Loss, PTSD, Organisational, Personal Counseling

Rachana Awatramani
  • Mumbai
  • Rachana Awatramani has done her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2010. She has also completed an online certification in Psychology First Aid by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of PH

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

Neeta Ramakrishnan
  • Mumbai
  • Through counselling, I would like to help people to create right attitude, right approach and method for self awareness and problem solving skills

    Depression, Relationship Issues, Anger Issues, Organisational

Garvita Singh
  • Mumbai
  • It definitely take courage to seek for a more satisfying life and to take the first step towards a change. If you are ready, I look forward to helping you in the best ways I can.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

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

PADMA  C SHAJI
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Holding a M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology from Amirtha Institute of Medical Science & Research Center, Padma has 2 Plus Years of experience in Clinical Psychology.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues, Organisational, 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

Shriya Vashisht
  • Mrs. Shriya Vashisht

  • Certified Counselor. Graduate Diploma in Counselling,
    Singapore. Masters in Counselling, Monash University
  • Mumbai
  • Counselling is a process of knowing about oneself fully so that we can reach our maximum potential. Sometimes our beliefs, feelings and emotions stop us to reach our goals.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues

Testing
  • Mumbai
  • Addiction, Anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Depression, General

Samina Simaab Sen
  • Mumbai
  • With over a decade of experience dealing with parenting,child,teenager,adult and geriatric issues Ms.Samina Sen has reached out and helped more than 10,00 clients across the globe.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, General, 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, Child Psychology, Stress, General, Organisational,Clinical Psychology, 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

Anupa Mehta
  • Mumbai
  • Anupa Mehta holds a Master’s degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and she studied at Dulwich Centre, Adelaide.

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

Esther George
  • Pathanamthitta
  • I will be available to provide you mental and emotional support, guide and help you realise your potential in life.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Organisational, Personal Counseling

Shraboni Bhattacharya DSouza
  • Mumbai
  • Helping You Heal Yourself. I am a Relationship and Personal Counsellor certified in Advanced Transactional Analysis,R.E.B.T & C.B.T.

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

Neelanjna Mathur
  • Mumbai
  • A clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. Served at hospitals like MGM & Apollo. Guest lecturer in Terna Medical College and MgM School for nursing and physiotherapy.

    Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorder, Stress, Anger Issues,Clinical Psychology

Komal Chelani
  • Gujarat
  • As a Psychotherapist, I believe, empathy and acceptance are the core of any therapy. I always offer a safe place to share and help people to recover a healthy state of mind.

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

Susmi Stephen
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Experienced in general counselling and helping people facing issues related to anxiety, depression, stress and anger.

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

George M Kakkanatt
  • Texas
  • A former Captain in the United States Air Force, Dr.George Kakkanat is a psychotherapist by profession, practicing in Houston, Texas.

    Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Child Psychology, Relationship Issues, Stress, Anger Issues, Personal Counseling

Pameela Ajithkumar
  • Kochi
  • Counselling Psychologist with 8 years of experience in counselling and guidance with genuine interest in helping others heal their emotional and psychological ailments.

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

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