Depression

One of the symptoms of depression is depressed mood, but depressed mood does not necessarily mean that you are clinically depressed. Depressed mood can also occur as part of a natural reaction to loss or transitions in life. Depressed mood can also be a result of certain medical conditions. There are also a number of psychiatric disorders that feature depressed mood including major depressive disorder.

I offer a warm and safe place to discuss depression. I have clinically assessed and treated a large number of people who present with depression being their primary concern. Treatment options and length vary as personal goals and the cause of feeling depressed vary. I draw from multiple evidenced based treatment techniques to create a multi-dimensioned plan that fits your goals. I am aware of the special challenges that different social, occupational, family, and cultural contexts can bring.

It is very important to not self-diagnosis clinical depression or any other psychiatric disorder that may be creating depressed mood.  With so much information available to us on the Internet today this can be tempting, but clinical depression can have very real effects on your function and needs the attention of a mental health professional.

Talk therapy is very effective at treating clinical depression. In severe cases of clinical depression psychiatric pharmaceuticals are necessary and need to be part of treatment. In moderate or mild cases of depression pharmaceuticals can also be used, but may not be necessary as part of treatment.

Because of the wide variety of reasons that can cause us to feel depressed and the complexities and subtleties of professional diagnosis and treatment, feel free to call me to discuss further. I am experienced and trained in a variety of treatment and assessment methods for a variety of reasons that you might feel depressed.  Contact a licensed mental health professional or your family doctor if you have concerns about depression. Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is waiting to help with all your Edmonton psychologist needs, call Today.  Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling is waiting to help with all your Edmonton psychologist needs, call Today.  Looking for a psychologist Edmonton, think Prairie Owl Psychology & Counselling. Edmonton psychologists are ready to help with all your counselling Edmonton needs.