I often explain to the clients that I have diagnosed with Depression that there are several different ways they can learn to effectively manage their mood. I tell my clients that they can improve their depressed mood by: … [Read more...] about Do I need to be on antidepressants if I am depressed?
Many of the clients that I counsel for depression ask me what they can do to cope with their depressed mood in addition to working with me, if they don’t want to take an antidepressant. … [Read more...] about What can I do if I don’t want to take an antidepressant?
Depression and the effects it can have on our ability to live our daily lives can be disabling. I encourage my clients that seek counselling for depression to better understand how their thought processes directly impact their depression as one of the first steps in working together. … [Read more...] about How is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy used to treat depression?
For many of the clients that I provide provide counselling to for depression, I recommend the book, “The Feeling Good Handbook: Using the New Mood Therapy in Everyday Life,” written by David D. Burns. … [Read more...] about Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help someone with depression?
Children with depressed parents are at increased risk for developing mental health problems. Not all children of depressed parents should be categorized as being at-risk. However, both theory and research suggest that a child’s probability for poor adjustment increases as the number of risk factors … [Read more...] about Do children with depressed parents have more problems?
Depression is frequently viewed as a problem of the individual, although an interdependence exists between the depressed person and their social environment. Depressed adults report more negative thoughts and maladaptive coping, poorer physical and social adjustment, and worse role functioning, … [Read more...] about Does parental depression affect other family members?
Rates of diagnosable depression and subclinical symptoms of depression (i.e., symptoms that are not severe enough to receive a diagnosis) are quite high in the general population. These rates are increasing, especially among young adults. … [Read more...] about How common is depression in adults?