It is a condition that can affect anyone at any time in their lives. Although many of us have experienced our moods fluctuate from time to time, sometimes feeling sad, upset or even fairly low, when feelings like these persist and you find that they overwhelm you, affecting your daily responsibilities, you might be suffering with depression.
There are so many different signs and symptoms of depression as each individual will experience it in their own way. However, some of the most common signs and symptoms you can be looking out for are intense feelings of sadness, lack of motivation to do anything including seeking professional help, despair, hopelessness, irrational anger and persistent tears.
If you are feeling any sort of low mood or uncommon emotional feelings that are stopping you from living a full and happy life, although it might feel daunting – seeking help for your problem could be lifesaving.
Clinicians who treat and research depression have looked at the underlying reasons that it develops and have found that a dysregulated nervous system — a chemical imbalance in the brain, for example — is often at the root of depression symptoms. It’s not well understood what causes this dysregulation; it can be different from person to person, but in many cases, it seems to stem from one or more specific experiences in their life, such as losing a job or the death of a loved one, etc. One common thread among individuals who develop depression is untreated trauma. Trauma is known to affect the nervous system and brain chemistry and causes many common mental health conditions, including depression.
At Khiron Clinics, we specialize in identifying conditions like depression that are created by unaddressed or untreated trauma. Trauma is often accompanied by depression and symptoms of depression because it leaves survivors with a reduced capacity to cope with stressful situations or even everyday life. Those who have experienced trauma are left with a heavy emotional burden, including feelings of chronic fear, worthlessness, guilt, or overwhelming worry as well as a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. Ruminating thoughts associated with trauma may be on an individual’s mind as a result of this and may leave them unable to face daily life. Living with trauma can be exhausting and can leave someone feeling isolated and without hope that their life will ever get back to normal. All these concerns can add up quickly to turn into clinical depression.
At Khiron Clinics, we are able to treat all forms of depression, however it may present itself. We understand that each person is different and consequently their depression may manifest in a way that is unique to them.
You don’t need to keep struggling with your depression on your own. We are here to offer professional care, and most people are able to find recovery from depression, once they find the right treatment.
Our team is made up of expert psychologists, counsellors and therapists all who have extensive experience in treating depression and its symptoms, as well as being able to work with you to find the root cause of the problem. Once that has been uncovered, we will be able to help you on your path to recovery from depression.
Our cutting-edge treatments and therapies can help you take back control of your mind. Through processing your trauma and teaching yourself better patterns of thinking, you can “re-wire” your brain and nervous system, so they are back in a productive balance. We offer an array of therapeutic approaches so that you can find the treatments that work best with your strengths and your personal experience with trauma and depression.
The treatment for depression at Khiron Clinics is inspired by the highly successful treatment modalities recently developed in America. Each client’s individualized treatment plan for depression may include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Lifespan Integration and BSP (Brainspotting), Bodynamic Somatic Developmental Psychology all of which are body referencing therapies that are redefining therapeutic and health outcomes. Also woven throughout our program in group and individual sessions are mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques, yoga and tai chi, equine therapy, art therapy, fitness classes and more, all of which have been proven to reduce symptoms and stabilize dysregulated nervous systems. A fundamental part of the treatment programme is the sense of belonging and emotional safety which optimizes our clients’ social engagement systems, which restores self and other relational intimacy.
We offer all of our treatments in a secure, comforting environment. Our clients can feel safe and supported as they access and process their trauma and as they practice the skills they need to manage their symptoms in everyday life. And, our open-ended programs ensure that you have all the time you need to regain your health and confidence before returning to daily life.
Without treatment from professionals, your depression could get progressively worse or return. Depression can have an impact on every area of your life including your relationships at work and home, your ability to perform at work or school.
At Khiron we know from experience that many people have been around and around trying various treatment methods and seeing many professionals to try get help with their depression. We are here to deliver effective treatment. We can help you resolve your anxiety.
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