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Depression Counselling

DepressionDalton associates offers psychological counselling and assessment for those facing depression

Experiencing feelings of unhappiness, sadness and disappointment at times is normal. However, you should seek counselling if your symptoms are severe, last for several weeks or interfere with your work and social life.

Only a mental healthcare practitioner can diagnose an individual with depression. This article is to provide information about depression, and is not intended to be a diagnostic tool.

 

 

Symptoms of Depression

Sufferers of depression experience both physical and emotional symptoms. Emotional symptoms include severe, long-lasting feelings of:

  • Unhappiness
  • Worthlessness
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Self-blame
  • Overwhelming feelings of sadness or grief
  • Disappointment
  • Emptiness
  • Unreasonable guilt
  • Avoiding other people
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Physical symptoms include:

  • Sleeping more or less than normal
  • Eating more or less than normal
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
  • Loss of interest in taking part in activities
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Loss of energy, feeling very tired

Treatment for Depression

Depression is often very treatable. Treatment can include psychological counselling and therapy, medication (such as anti-depressants) or a combination of the two. In addition support from family, friends and self-help groups can make a big impact in a person’s recovery. For some people, bouts of depression will reoccur, while for others it may not.

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression you may consider counselling as an effective treatment option. Dalton Associates has over 250 counsellors across Ontario who are qualified to help you with your symptoms of depression.

Dr. Dan Dalton has over fifteen years of experience in the field of psychology and he and his associates offer a variety of individual counselling services, including depression counselling. Consider contacting Dalton Associates to book an appointment with a qualified therapist. Providing service in Toronto, Mississauga, Oshawa, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Barrie, Brampton, Guelph, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Owen Sound, London and surrounding areas, Dalton Associates makes mental health services accessible to individuals, families and couples across Ontario.
 

 
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