If left untreated, clinical depression can lead to deep feelings of helplessness, despair and isolation. It can be difficult to feel as though anyone understands or cares about what you are going through, and these thoughts can sometimes overwhelm your ability to think clearly and rationally. Previously rewarding activities like connecting with family and friends may fail to spark interest, enjoyment or enthusiasm.
If the description of these feelings resonates with you, it’s important to reach out for help.
How Do I Know If My Feelings Are Out Of The Ordinary?
There are a wide range of symptoms of depression, and any one person may experience a combination of them – it’s the persistent and overwhelming nature of these feelings over an extended time that indicates a need for professional help.
Some symptoms are emotional, including feeling sad, losing interest in normal activities, becoming withdrawn from friends or family, apathy, feeling worthless or guilty, having suicidal thoughts or crying for seemingly no reason.
Other symptoms can be physical, including low energy, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, increased sleep, trouble concentrating and remembering things, slowed body movement or speech, restlessness, being unable to sit still, pacing or hand-wringing, diminished sex drive, feeling sick and run down, digestive problems or a churning gut.
Often, individuals experiencing depression are also facing other challenges, the most common being anxiety issues. Depression often occurs alongside other addictions or health issues, including smoking, drug use, alcohol dependence, eating disorders and internet/gaming addiction and relational issues.
If you’re concerned you may have a problem with depression, you can use our self-assessment tool here to gain a better understanding of whether key indicators of depression apply to your situation. To schedule a free, confidential, professional phone assessment, call our team seven days a week on 1800 063 332 or contact us here.
Your Journey Out Of Depression With South Pacific Private
Almost a quarter of clients who come to South Pacific Private are battling a form of depression. While the struggle can feel exhausting and overwhelming, there is hope and you’re not alone.
At South Pacific Private, our compassionate team of clinicians will not only treat the symptoms of your depression, but will seek to root out underlying causes and equip you with strategies for long-term success. It is our holistic approach to treating mental health that sets us apart.
Our program aims to build resilience and confidence, equipping clients with the tools they need for living a life of freedom and joy.
If you’re ready to start your journey out of depression, we’re ready to stand with you every step of the way. Call us on 1800 063 332 or contact us here to see which of our programs are right for you.