There are many different types of mental health issues. the most common is depression. There are also many types of depression and they have slighly different symptoms and may require different treatments. Also a number of disorders have depression as a key feature.
Depression and mental health issues are complicated illnesses that can involve a number of contributing factors – genes, environment, diet, lifestyle, brain chemicals, psychology and personality.
Everyone feels sad from time to time, but people with depression experience severe and prolonged feelings of sadness, rejection and hopelessness that are a change from your usual self. One in four women and one in six men will suffer from a depressive episode at some point in their lives.
It’s normal to be ‘depressed’ or feel sad when you experience major disaster or have suffered a severe loss. However, you should see your doctor if you are depressed for more than two weeks.
All our practitioners are available for appointments to discuss these issues.
When booking your appointment please ask the receptionist to book a “double” appointment. You can reach us on (03) 95571912.