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Title: depression psychologist Treatment


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DEPRESSION Its Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
  • Presentation by
  • Dr. Ghazi Kaddouh
  • Psychologist Hong Kong

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A REAL ILLNESS
  • The World Health Organization recognizes the
    various forms of depression as real illnesses
  • Depression is not a weakness of character
    or imagination
  • Its impossible to just
    shake your depression
    off

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THE DEPRESSED BRAIN
  • Decreased brain activity with depression

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Depression
  • Depression is a serious mental condition that
    makes a person incapable of understanding its
    surroundings, and it shows a lack of interest in
    anything. In Asia-Pacific, this mental disorder
    is higher than the rest of the world because of
    stressful work culture and lack of mental health
    services, according to the latest survey.

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Feeling Depressed
  • According to NAMI, a mental health
    organization, depression is still at large face
    discrimination when it comes to employment and
    housing. It is a social evil for some people that
    is destroying peoples lives. Moreover, lack of
    awareness is making things difficult for the
    people who suffer from it.

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OVERVIEW
  • 1. Symptoms
  • 2. Causes
  • 3. Treatment

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1. SYMPTOMS
  • Recession is when a neighbor loses his job.
    Depression is when you lose yours.

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SYMPTOMS
  • depressed mood
  • reduced interest or pleasure in activities
    previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire
  • unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or
    low appetite
  • insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia
    (excessive sleeping)
  • psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness,
    pacing up and down

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SYMPTOMS
  • delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed
    movement and speech
  • fatigue or loss of energy
  • feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make
    decisions
  • recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or
    attempt at suicide

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2. CAUSES
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CAUSES
  • The causes of depression are not fully
    understood and may not be down to a single
    source. Depression is likely to be due to a
    complex combination of factors that include
  • genetics
  • biological - changes in neurotransmitter
    levels
  • environmental
  • psychological and social (psychosocial)

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CAUSES
  • Life events These include bereavement, divorce,
    work issues, relationships with friends and
    family, financial problems, medical concerns, or
    acute stress.
  • Personality Those with less successful
    coping strategies, or previous life trauma are
    more susceptible.
  • Genetic factors Having a first-degree
    relatives with depression increases the risk.
  • Childhood trauma.

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CAUSES
  • Some prescription drugs These include
    corticosteroids, some beta-blockers, interferon,
    and other prescription drugs.
  • Abuse of recreational drugs Abuse of alcohol,
    amphetamines, and other drugs are strongly linked
    to depression.
  • A past head injury.
  • Having had one episode of major depression This
    increases the risk of a subsequent one.
  • Chronic pain syndromes These and other chronic
    conditions make depression more likely.

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3. TREATMENT
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MEDICATION
  • Antidepressants meant to increase the supply of
    serotonin to the brain
  • Ineffective in many cases
  • Often unpleasant side-effects
  • Dont solve any problems

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PSYCHOTHERAPY
  • A Depression psychologist Hong Kong can help you
    identify the factors affecting your condition
  • Treatment may include hypnosis, EFT, CBT tc
  • It helps patients to identify emotional problems
    that affect relationships and communication, and
    how these, in turn, affect mood and can be
    changed.

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GROUP THERAPY
  • Belong to a group with similar problems receive
    social support
  • Gain insight into your own problems
  • Group facilitator a mental health professional

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How Can Depression Psychologist Help You
  • A designated depression psychologist is changing
    the perceptive of depression in society through
    awareness and service in mental disorders care.

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NUTRITION
  • Eat enough FRESH veggies fruit
  • Eat enough fibre low GI foods
  • Use supplements Omega-3 fatty acids, Vit B
    comp., Vit C, zinc,
    calcium magnesium

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NUTRITION
  • AVOID
  • Food fried in oil
  • Fatty food
  • Processed food
  • Sugar
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol drugs
  • These things mess with your brain chemistry

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EXERCISE
  • Your body is designed for movement
  • Exercise produces endorphins potent pain
    killers and enhancers of mood
  • Helps with relaxation
    sleep
  • Good for your overall
    health

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DO SOMETHING PLEASANT
  • Go for a walk with your dog
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Work in the garden
  • Practice a hobby
  • Read a book
  • Listen to music
  • Go to the cinema
  • Spoil yourself!

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GET SOCIAL SUPPORT
  • Nurture your relationships
  • Visit friends and relatives
  • Avoid isolation this will only make you feel
    worse

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Contact US
  • If you feel that you or you know someone who
    needs help at some stage of depression, then Book
    your first Depression Therapy through website -
    https//siopc.com/
  • Contact - 852 91609261
  • Email Id office_at_siopc.com
  • Address - 66th Floor, The Center 99 Queens Road
    Central, Hong Kong, 999077

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