Psychiatrist For Depression

Are you looking for a psychiatrist for depression? If so, look no further than The Therapy Company. We have highly-qualified and experienced psychiatrists that are able to diagnose depression and then proceed with treatments and/or medication. Our psychiatrists will be able to rule out any other medical conditions and fine-tune treatment to your specific plans and severity of depression. Moreover, we are able to provide on-going sessions that can help to both manage and alleviate symptoms of depression. This is through talking therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and counselling. 

In this latest blog post, we are going to outline the key indicators to look out for which may signal that you may have depression and need professional support from our private psychiatrists.

Severities Of Depression

One of the first things that our psychiatrists will look to diagnose if the severity of your depression. This is an important first step before proceeding with any potential treatment options. Depression is generally segregated into three categories;

  • Mild Depression – This is where it can have some impact on your daily life but you’re usually able to still go about daily activities, relationships, and work commitments with little interferences.

  • Moderate Depression – This is where the levels of depression has a significant impact on your life where daily activities, relationships and work commitments are increasingly difficult for the individual.

  • Severe Depression – This is the worse level of depression and when at this stage, it’s extremely hard to get through daily life and immediate professional help and/or medication is required.
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Physical Symptoms Of Depression

Although depression is psychological, many people experience physical symptoms when it becomes moderate to severe. You may notice that you are starting to move or speak slower than you usually would and another key to change to look out for is clear changes in your appetite, for example, eating much less than you normally would consume on a daily basis. In some cases, you may also notice you are eating more regularly which is often a symptom of emotional eating. Other physical symptoms to look out for include;-

  • Unexplained aches or pains.
  • Lack of energy in normal daily activities
  • Disturbed or lock of sleep.
  • Low sex drive or loss of libido.

Social Symptoms Of Depression

Another thing that will change, as a result of depression, will be social symptoms. The most common social symptom of depression will be a noticeable withdrawal from normal activities that you normally love to take part in, whether that be attending football matches or dance classes, for example. When diagnosed with depression, it can be extremely difficult to find the energy to take part in activities that involve social interaction. Other social symptoms of depression may include;-

  • Avoiding eye contact with friends and/or strangers.
  • Neglecting further hobbies or interests.
  • Having difficulties at work.
  • Experiencing difficulties in personal relationships.

Psychological  Symptoms of Depression

There are dozens of potential psychological symptoms that you may or may not be experiencing as a result of depression. Some of the most common psychological symptoms include decreased low self esteem, continuous low mood or sadness, feeling hopeless and helpless, and feeling tearful. Other psychological symptoms of depression may also include;-

  • Feeling irritable and intolerant of others.
  • Feeling intense feelings of guilt and frustration.
  • Having no motivation to start of complete tasks.
  • Not getting any enjoyment out of daily life.

How Can The Therapy Company Help?

Here at The Therapy Company, we offer a wide range of support for people struggling with mental health problems such as  depression. The below treatments are what our private psychiatrists are able to provide;-

  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) – CBT truly helps to understand how your thoughts affect your behaviour which then leads to both physical and emotional issues. It’s the self-awareness and questioning of this type of talking therapy that makes it such a successful type of therapy for many. Once negative thoughts are identified, further work can then be done to replace the past irrelevant thoughts with new ones that will serve you moving forwards

  • Private Psychiatry – After conducting the initial assessments, our psychiatrist(s) can then proceed to diagnose any particular conditions which is often the first step on the road to recovery. Once the diagnosis has been met, the psychiatrist can then proceed to treat mental and emotional disorders through the use of talking therapies, such as CBT and counselling, medications, or a combination of the two.

  • Counselling – Our professionally trained counsellors in Preston are fully equipped to handle all types of problems and issues, using proven techniques and methods to help you through your difficult emotions and feelings.

Our team is here to support you through this difficult period so please do contact us on 01772 725530 or use our contact form and we can discuss how we can help you.

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Depression Psychiatry – FAQs

The Therapy Company has decades of experience in providing psychiatry for depression. Our highly-qualified and friendly professionals are on a mission to help people just like you to better manage symptoms of depression and ultimately help you to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. When you choose The Therapy Company, you can expect to benefit from a professional, compassionate, and tailored service.

Whether private psychiatry is the best option for you depends on your circumstances, preferences, and needs. However, with private psychiatry, you can certainly expect to benefit from reduced waiting times, and arguably improved long-term care with quicker follow-up appointments available either with us in Preston or via online appointments.

The initial appointment with our private psychiatrists consists of an introduction to your assigned psychiatrist in a compassionate, professional, and friendly manner. Within your initial appointment, our private psychiatrist will ask you about your medical and mental health history, current symptoms, and any previous treatments. Moreover, they are also likely to conduct a mental status examination and may use standardised diagnostic tools to help form a diagnosis.

Frequent follow-up appointments (in the early stages of working with us) are paramount for monitoring your treatment plan, as well as symptoms. Within follow-up appointments, it’s our duty of care to see how you are progressing with various treatments or medication, or both in some cases. If necessary, they may also include the adjustment of treatment plans. Furthermore, you’ll also benefit from the emotional support of our private psychiatrists.

For initial appointments and diagnosis, they may last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. For follow-up appointments, to monitor or adjust your current treatment plan, they often last between 30 and 60 minutes.

There are many factors to consider, and therefore it’s impossible to give a general response to this answer. Although some patients can see an immediate improvement with treatment, others may require more time to see significant changes.

A key factor to consider is the extent of your depression and whether it’s mild, moderate or severe before starting your treatment plan. Our private psychiatrists will be here for your every step of the way to provide emotional support and help you on your journey.

Yes, of course. If you wish to check out our meet the team page and meet our private psychiatrists digitally, please click here.

We understand that your first appointment can be overwhelming but The Therapy Company prioritises your feelings of relaxation and comfortability. There are a few things you can do to prepare for your first appointment such as organising your medical information, and listing any current medications to show your psychiatrist. Further tips, but not must-do’s, include documenting your symptoms, and considering personal preferences.

Yes. The Therapy Company has recently introduced online psychiatry for depression for patients that can’t get to our facility in Preston. Initial consultations can be done from the comfort of your home, which can be preferable for patients, depending on the extent of depressive symptoms.

The frequency of appointments with your psychiatrist will depend on several factors, including the severity of your condition, the treatment plan established, your response to treatment, and any changes in your symptoms or circumstances.

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