Depression therapy at Psychologist Groningen

To know if you are depressed, it’s good to first have a look at the definition of a depression. We can all be down, sombre or apathetic. This will usually pass by itself and you don’t necessarily need to have depression therapy for it.

What is a depression?

A depression means that all of your feelings and emotions are supressed. The more this is the case, the stronger the depression. Everything becomes flat and grey at a certain point, you don’t feel any happiness or other things anymore. In some cases the gloomy feelings last longer and influence your daily life. Concentrating becomes harder, you lose your appetite and reading a book or doing chores around the house can become simply too much. When depressive feelings have an effect on your daily life and you recognize the following characteristics, it’s a good idea to talk to a psychologist:

– You feel down and depressed for the most part of the day

– You have no interest in pleasurable activities

– Your eating pattern changes (weight loss or weight gain)

– Your sleeping pattern changes

– You can’t concentrate or have difficulty making decisions.

Multiple forms of depression

Everybody experiences a depression differently, but there are common circumstances in which depression can come into being. There exists for example a winter depression, manic-depression and postnatal depression.

A winter depression is there around the darker winter months (October, November and December). When the days become longer again, the depression will slowly fade away. A winter depression can sometimes be treated with light therapy.

When periods of extreme cheerfulness are alternated with extreme dejection, then we can speak of a manic depressive disorder. One period you feel really great and can handle the whole world and the other period nothing seems achievable and you feel downcast and bad.

After the birth of a child, some women can experience a postnatal depression. More than 50% of women is bothered by depressive moods. Receiving a child brings a lot of changes. Usually the baby blues fades away on its own, but when it is there longer, we can speak about a postnatal depression.

Treatment depression

Every depression is different and therefore requires a personal approach. Together with Psychologist Groningen, we search for the cause of your depression and work together to seek a solution. We will look for a way to make you able to handle life again.

We are there for you.

If you have questions of doubts, call or mail us. Our assistant Betty Jongbloed will answer your questions gladly. You can call daily between 9:00 and 16:00 to make an appointment: 050 – 205 0088 or send an e-mail >