Depression

We provide mental wellness strategies to clients of all ages in Victoria. We offer client-first experiences and customized solutions to help ease depression and increase mental wellbeing

Everyone gets the blues from time to time.

For most of us, we bounce back from these low moods and get back to enjoying our lives.

For some people, however, the sense of sadness and hopelessness doesn’t dissipate, and it begins to affect how you think, how you feel, and how you act.

When these feelings persist, it can be an indication of depression, a mood disorder that can interfere with daily life and that can lead to psychological and physical issues.

Depression is much more than simple unhappiness.

Clinical depression, sometimes called major depression, is a complex mood disorder caused by various factors, including genetic predisposition, personality, nutritional status, stress and brain chemistry.

While it can suddenly go into remission, depression is not something that people can “get over” by their effort.

If you have depression in Victoria, many options are available to you. There is counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy or CBT, medications, and then there’s nutrition and lifestyle changes. 

Nutrition and different lifestyle interventions are emerging in the scientific literature and comparable to antidepressants in clinic trials

Nutrition and lifestyle are incredibly important when addressing depression, we’ve talked about the top nutrients for depression and healthy mental health habits 

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We don’t diagnose or treat depression, that’s only for a physician or psychiatrist. If you’re looking for a diagnoses for depression in Victoria, please check out the Canadian Mental Health Association 

Symptoms of depression pain

Persistent sad or negative mood

Loss of interest in usually pleasurable activities

Restlessness, irritability, or excessive crying

Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, or pessimism

Decreased energy, increased fatigue, or feeling “slowed down”

Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

Persistent physical symptoms (such as headaches, digestive problems, or chronic pain)

impairs the person’s performance at work, at school or in social relationships.

Sleeping too much or too little, or early-morning awakening

Appetite changes and/or weight loss or weight gain

Consequences Of Untreated Depression

You don’t have to handle it by yourself, there are options to help in depression in Victoria

It is estimated that nearly 2 out of every 3 people struggling with depression don’t seek or receive treatment for their condition.

When left untreated, depression can ruin your life.

Clinical depression increases the risk of substance abuse, destroys relationships, interferes with your ability to excel at work, and makes you more vulnerable to certain medical conditions. 

For example, people with depression are more likely to develop heart disease and are more likely to die following a heart attack than people without the condition. Even more troubling is the fact that depression is the cause of two-thirds of suicides, especially in men.

How we can help your depression?

We’re a resource to help you if you have depression in Victoria. We are able to provide online sessions as well

At Sync Therapy, we see depression as a brain disease and not a “mental illness”.

We look at the brain as a computer, it has hardware and software. We perceive “mental illness” as a hardware and software problem.

The hardware consists of your blood vessels, nerve cells, and neurochemistry such as serotonin and dopamine. The software consists of the programming, it’s our thoughts, perceptions, and social connection.

Since depression isn’t caused by one thing, our approach can help you from all aspects.

We use a holistically science-based approach that includes nutrition, exercise, supplements, and simple techniques to help you limit the negative thoughts.

We’re able to provide resources for specific therapies that may be of benefit to you. We design an approach that works with your current circumstances – motivation, finances, and life.

There is an increase in the scientific literature about how food affects our mental health, including depression. We’re able to work with you to find foods, a diet, or a simple lifestyle to improve your mental health

We see depression as a brain disease and not a “mental illness”, just like you can have heart disease

We are incredibly discreet about our clients and why you come to us is, it’s between us.

Be sure to check check our about us page and our new client special for our free offer

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