Treatment for depression
hopelessness, fatigue and lack of interest in simple daily activities can be signs of depression.
Art therapy offers immediate relief.
I often work with people who have symptoms of depression and who feel alone, helpless, without any interest in life. They don't have friends, but they don't want friends, they get tired easily, they have problems with their sleep, and they often go so far as to neglect even their basic needs such as food and personal hygiene.
My goal as a therapist is to be the trusted person who listens carefully to them and understands what they feel. My patients talk comfortably, they are themselves, and they find a warm embrace, the embrace of acceptance and love that we all need.
"At the beginning of the treatment, my patients often confide that they feel, for the first time in a long time, that they are no longer alone and helpless"
By talking or creating, we build the safe space for a first and immediate relief of the symptoms.
Our weekly meeting becomes a small escape from the inactivity and withdrawal caused by depression.
Distancing himself from his problems, the patient begins to perceive more deeply his relationships, the influence of family and environment.
Recognising the feelings, and observing his body, the patient takes small steps: he gets out of bed, takes care of himself.
I invite you to an introductory session
The quality of the therapist's relationship with the client is the most important factor in the success of the treatment, so I suggest you "listen" to your instinct.
And that's why I'm offering our first meeting of 20 mimutes free of charge and without obligation to continue!
Mirror of emotions
Art therapy differs in that it acts as a mirror for hidden feelings, the ones abandoned for years. As the feelings slowly begin to be externalised and experienced many more times, they eventually lead to relief and physical and mental release.
As the treatment progresses, hope and dreams gradually emerge as the client begins to emerge from depression. He will call a long-time friend, start walking or cycling, start watching his diet, apply for jobs, and start talking and dreaming about the future, studies, etc.
We now speak without fear about what we feel. We are free.
Did you know that:
if you suffer from depression, you are not alone. More than 264 million people suffer worldwide.
women suffer from depression more often than men.
about one in three people will experience depression at least once in their lifetime.
depression in its worst form can lead to suicide.
According to W.H.O. suicides are the second leading cause of death for young people aged 15-29.
Frequently asked questions
What are the symptoms of depression?
If you suffer from depression you often feel helpless and hopeless. You have lost interest in simple everyday activities. Many times you are not in the mood to play with your children or spend time with your partner.
Depression can result in sudden weight changes, often greater than 5% within a month. Depression often leads to insomnia (especially early in the morning) or, conversely, excessive sleep.
If you get angry or upset easily, if you lack energy and feel sluggish, if you are overly critical of yourself, or if you find it difficult to decide whether to go out or meet someone, then you may be suffering from depression.
In some cases, depression leads to the abuse of substances or drugs and in others it is related to the manifestation of unexplained pains, the so-called psychosomatic ones.
Do I have depression or bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is often confused with depression because of similar symptoms when in remission. Bipolar disorder is characterised by extremely abrupt, almost violent, changes in mood and thoughts.
Depression and suicidal tendencies
If you (or someone you love) suffer from self-destructive thoughts or feel trapped, if you are preoccupied with the idea of withdrawing or if you even catch yourself making life-threatening moves (experimenting with substances, dangerous driving etc), talk about it first with someone you trust or your family doctor who will guide you in the right form of treatment.
Depression and expatriation
Depression is often a reaction of the body to wounds that did not heal properly and "re-opened" on the occasion of a strong emotional state.
Both in my online sessions and at the medical centre I often encounter depression caused by the stress of expatriation, that is, moving for work, studies or even more often for companionship reasons.
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