Everybody can feel down or sad sometimes but this not always imply you suffer
from a depressive disorder. When these feelings are present daily for a longer
period of time a depression may be present. Depression is more common then most
People who suffer from
depression often feel drained and tend to become more passive. They find it
hard to experience joy and feel down. Common symptoms are also difficulty with sleeping,
feeling exhausted, loss of concentration, libido and appetite. But also
feelings of worthlessness or guilt can be experienced frequently They often
lose interest in work, hobby’s and social contacts. In more severe depressions,
you might experience recurrent thoughts about death.
different effective psychological treatments for depression, most of these are
based on cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavioral interventions as activation
and social activation are part of these treatments. With cognitive
interventions we will focus on the negative thinking patterns and change them
into more realistic and helping patterns.