Depression should not be confused with the short-term emotional distress, anxiety attacks or feeling low, which also are constituents of depression. Anyone can feel low for a brief period of time, or have anxiety attacks once in a while, but that does not mean they are suffering from depression. It is normal to feel sad or depressed when grieving the loss of a loved one. However, Major Depression can be much more serious than that, and is a persistent feeling of sadness, loneliness, grief, uselessness, and emotional pain. If not treated at the right time, it can lead to a person turning suicidal, and may try to harm himself/herself or commit suicide.
I approach patients with depression through various routes at one time to make the treatment effective, and help clients stabilize their disruptive mental state sooner. First of all, I will listen, understand, analyze and evaluate the problems of the client through verbal counselling sessions, and then categorize the depression level medically to define the treatment path to follow. Depression is treatable, and there are many effective treatments available.