Psychologist for depression Manila


Depression is a complex and often debilitating mental health condition that affects millions of people around the world. It can manifest in a variety of ways, from feelings of sadness and hopelessness to physical symptoms such as fatigue and changes in appetite. Depression can also have a significant impact on a person’s social and occupational functioning, making it difficult for them to carry out daily tasks and engage in meaningful relationships. 

Partaking in therapy has proven to be a helpful treatment for many people who suffer from depression. It does not 100% work for everyone, but it is one of the best starts someone can make to start recovering from the illness. Therefore we recommend visiting a psychiatrist in Makati when someone thinks they may be suffering from depression.

Makati is a place of success in the Philippines. It is a place where people travel to find wealth, happiness and possibilities. However, for those suffering from depression, it is hard to enjoy the city and all it offers. The success can appear impossible to reach for those unfortunate enough to have depression.

It is reported by the Global Burden of Disease Study in 2015, that 3.3 million Filipinos suffer from depressive disorders and around 3 million with anxiety, with 2.5 males and 1.7 females per 100,000 committing suicide in the Philippines, according to the National Centre for Mental Health (pressreader).



As a mental health corporation having qualified:

Psychiatrists and Psychologists in Manila, Makati, Ortigas.
We cover a wide scope of services and conditions.

Depression FAQ’s for Filipinos

What Does Depression Look Like?

Depression is different in everyone, so if you experience just some of the symptoms listed below, it might be best for you to consult your medical professional or book a consultation appointment with us directly. A clinical psychologist in Manila will be able to diagnose your concern and assist in treatment.

  • Lack of motivation
  • Anxiety about the future
  • Restlessness
  • Fear of expressing emotion
  • Constant feeling of not being appreciated
  • Reoccurring headaches/muscle aches
  • Keeping your self-isolated from friends and family
  • The feeling of being trapped or alone
  • Constant Pessimistic behaviour
  • Lack of apatite or binge eating
  • Preferring to be alone
  • Lack of motivation to do anything

What Is Depression?

Depression is a common and serious medical illness that can affect how you feel, think, and act. 280 million people are living with depression globally. More than 75% of those in low- and middle-income countries receive no treatment, due to a lack of resources and social stigma. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for 15-29-year-olds. 

Mental illness, particularly depression, is a major cause of suicide. Those considering suicide often feel overwhelmed by painful emotions and see death as the only way out. Suicidal thoughts may be fleeting or more frequent. Sometimes, the person exhibiting these feelings has suicidal ideation.  60% of those who commit suicide have had a mood disorder. Young people often have a substance abuse disorder in addition to depression. Any level of suicidal thinking should be taken seriously and help should be sought.  With high risk, concerned friends and family should seek professional help.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Persistent sadness or emptiness
  • Pessimism
  • Feelings of agitation, or irritability
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Reduced energy, tiredness, or a sense of “slowness”
  • Having trouble focusing, remembering, or deciding
  • Having trouble falling asleep, waking up early, or sleeping too much
  • Appetite changes
  • Unintended weight changes
  • Suicidal ideas, suicide attempts, or death thoughts
  • Physical aches


Clinical Depression

While depression is a serious condition, clinical depression can ruin a person’s life or become life-threatening. The following symptoms can be due to clinical depressions:

  • Changes in appetite being severe enough to cause weight gain or loss
  • Constantly finding it either difficult to sleep or sleeping too often
  • Difficulty relaxing and an increase in anger
  • Constant lack of energy
  • Constant feelings of sadness, loneliness or feeling worthless
  • Difficulty thinking or focusing
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide
  • Plans or attempts of suicide

As mentioned above, clinical depression is very serious, we highly recommend booking in to see a psychiatrist of your choice as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering from this illness.

How to Treat Depression

Depression often is not something that goes away by itself. There is no saying how long it will last, for some, weeks, others, months to a whole lifetime. We aim to be the psychiatrist in Makati which makes this process as easy and comfortable as possible for you. Unfortunately, depression cannot be treated in one day. For some, it can be a long recovery, but you will struggle to find someone who says it wasn’t worth it. You may find yourself doing a combination of recovery techniques with your clinical psychologist in Manila. Including, individual and group therapy sessions, antidepressant medication, a change in diet or exercise instructions. When visiting Prescription Psychiatrist, you will never be forced into a treatment you feel uncomfortable participating in. When you come in for your psychiatrist consultation, we will determine what your needs are and what we think is the best road to recovery for you.

Common Causes of Depression

Biochemistry: Certain parts of the brain, which are responsible for controlling mood, thought process, sleep, appetite, and behaviour, may be linked to depression.
Hormone levels. Changes in female hormones estrogen and progesterone during different periods like the menstrual cycle, postpartum period, perimenopause, or menopause may all raise a person’s risk for depression.

Family history: You’re at a higher risk for developing depression if you have a family history of depression or another mood disorder.

Personality: Those with a low sense of worth, who are easily overwhelmed by stress, and are generally pessimistic are more susceptible to depression.

Environmental factors: Ongoing exposure to violence, neglect, abuse, and poverty may make someone more prone to depression.

Early childhood trauma: Some events affect the way your body reacts to fear and stressful situations.

Medical conditions: Particular medical issues may raise an individual’s likelihood of suffering negative health effects.

Substance use: A history of substance or alcohol misuse can affect your risk.

Long-term Pain: Those suffering from prolonged emotional or physical pain are highly prone to developing depression.

Im living abroad, how can I help my family?

As a Filipino living overseas, it can be difficult to find a Tagalog Psychologist that can understand your problems. Sometimes you will want a Tagalog counsellor or therapist that enables you to speak like you are seeing a psychologist in the Philippines. If you are from the Philippines and are looking for a Filipino mental health provider, we can support you with:

Mga Tanong at Sagot tungkol sa Depression para sa mga Pilipino

What Does Depression Look Like?

Ang depression ay nagkakaiba sa bawat isa, kaya kung nararanasan mo lamang ang ilan sa mga sumusunod na sintomas, mas makabubuti na kumonsulta sa iyong propesyonal na medikal o mag-book ng konsultasyon sa amin nang direkta. Ang isang klinikal na sikolohista sa Manila ay makakapagdiagnose ng iyong kalagayan at makatulong sa pagpapagaling.

-Kawalan ng gana
-Anxiety tungkol sa hinaharap
-Takot sa pagpapahayag ng damdamin
-Panconstant na pakiramdam na hindi naaappreciate
-Panlilimang-ulit ng sakit sa ulo o kalamnan
-Pag-iisa sa sarili mula sa mga kaibigan at pamilya
-Panlilimang-ulit ng pakiramdam ng pagkakulong o pag-iisa
-Panlilimang-ulit na pagiging pessimistic
-Kawalan ng gana kumain o sobrang pagkain
-Pagpipiling mag-isa
-Kawalan ng gana gawin ang anumang bagay.

Ano ang Depression?

Ang depression ay isang karaniwan at seryosong medikal na sakit na maaaring makaapekto sa iyong nararamdaman, pag-iisip, at pagkilos. 280 milyong tao ang nakakaranas ng depression sa buong mundo. Mahigit sa 75% ng mga nasa mababang- at gitnang-antas na bansa ay hindi natatanggap ang tamang paggamot, dahil sa kakulangan ng resources at social stigma. Ang pagpapakamatay ay ika-apat na pangunahing sanhi ng kamatayan para sa mga edad 15-29.

Ang mental na sakit, lalo na ang depression, ay isa sa mga pangunahing sanhi ng pagpapakamatay. Madalas ay pakiramdam ng mga taong nag-iisip magpakamatay ay nalulunod sa sakit na emosyon at nakikita ang kamatayan bilang tanging paraan para makalabas. Ang mga suicidal na kaisipan ay maaaring pana-panahon o madalas. Minsan, ang taong nagpapakita ng mga ganitong damdamin ay may suicidal na ideation. 60% ng mga nagpapakamatay ay may mood disorder. Madalas, ang mga kabataan ay may substance abuse disorder bukod pa sa depression. Dapat bigyang pansin ang anumang antas ng suicidal na pag-iisip at hanapin ang tulong. Sa mataas na panganib, dapat hanapin ng mga kaibigan at pamilya ang propesyonal na tulong.

Mga Sintomas ng Depression

  • Pangmatagalang kalungkutan o kawalan ng sigla
  • Pesimismo
  • Mga damdamin ng pagkabalisa, o iritabilidad
  • Pakiramdam ng walang kakayahang makatulong o pag-asa
  • Pagkawala ng interes o kaligayahan sa mga hilig at aktibidad
  • Nabawasang enerhiya, pagod, o pakiramdam ng “kabagalan”
  • Pagkakaroon ng hirap sa pagtuon, pagtanda, o pagpapasya
  • Hirap makatulog, maagang paggising, o pagtulog ng sobra
  • Pagbabago sa ganang kumain
  • Hindi sinasadyang pagbabago sa timbang
  • Mga ideya ng pagpapakamatay, pagtatangka sa buhay, o pag-iisip ng kamatayan
  • Mga pisikal na sakit

Mga Karaniwang Sanhi ng Depression

Biochemistry. Ang ilang bahagi ng utak, na responsable sa pagkontrol ng mood, proseso ng pag-iisip, tulog, gana sa pagkain, at pag-uugali, ay maaaring konektado sa depression.

Antas ng Hormones. Ang mga pagbabago sa mga hormone ng babae na estrogen at progesterone sa iba’t ibang panahon tulad ng menstrual cycle, postpartum period, perimenopause, o menopause ay maaaring magtaas ng panganib ng isang tao sa depression.

Kasaysayan ng pamilya. Mas mataas ang panganib na magkaroon ng depression kung mayroon kang kasaysayan ng depression o ibang mood disorder sa pamilya.

Paano Gamutin ang Depression

Karaniwang hindi maglalaon ang depression nang kusa. Hindi ito nagkakaroon ng kasiguraduhan kung gaano katagal itatagal, sa iba, mga linggo, sa iba naman, buwan hanggang sa kanilang buong buhay. Nais naming maging ang psychiatrist sa Makati na gumagawa ng prosesong ito nang mas madali at kumportable para sa iyo. Sa kasamaang palad, hindi magagamot ang depression sa loob ng isang araw. Para sa iba, mahaba ang proseso ng pagpapagaling, ngunit mahirap kang makakahanap ng sinuman na magsasabing hindi ito sulit. Maaari kang gumawa ng isang kombinasyon ng mga teknikang pagsugpo ng klinikal na depression kasama ang iyong klinikal na sikolohista sa Manila, kasama na dito ang mga sesyon ng indibidwal at pangkatang terapiya, antidepressant na gamot, pagbabago sa pagkain, o mga tagubilin sa ehersisyo.

Kapag bumisita ka sa Prescription Psychiatrist, hindi ka kailanman mapipilitang sumailalim sa isang pagpapagamot na hindi ka kumportable na sumali. Kapag pumunta ka para sa iyong psychiatrist consultation, tukuyin namin kung ano ang iyong mga pangangailangan at kung ano ang pinakamahusay na landas ng pagpapagaling para sa iyo.

Klinikal na Depression

Kahit na ang depression ay isang seryosong kondisyon, maaaring magdulot ng panganib sa buhay ang klinikal na depression at makasira sa buhay ng isang tao. Ang mga sumusunod na sintomas ay maaaring dahil sa klinikal na depression:

-Mga pagbabago sa gana sa pagkain na sapat na makapagdulot ng pagtaba o pagkawala ng timbang
-Mahirap matulog o kaya nama’y palaging natutulog
-Hirap mag-relax at nadadagdagan ang galit
-Kawalan ng lakas sa katawan
-Madalas na pakiramdam ng kalungkutan, panghihina o pagiging walang silbi
-Hirap mag-isip o mag-focus
-Madalas na pag-iisip tungkol sa kamatayan o pagpaplano ng pagpapakamatay

Tulad ng nabanggit sa itaas, ang klinikal na depression ay napakaseryoso, kaya mahigpit naming inirerekomenda na magpakonsulta ka sa isang psychiatrist ng iyong pagpili sa lalong madaling panahon kung sa palagay mo ay mayroon kang kondisyong ito.

Ano ba ang Depresyon and Paano ito Ginagamot?

Ang Makati ay isa sa mga pinaka marangyang lungsod sa Pilipinas. Ang Makati ay kilala bilang masaya at puno ng posibilidad para sa lahat. Gayun paman, para sa mga taong may depresyon mahirap masiyahan sa lungsod na ito dahil sa kanilang kalagayan.

Ang pagunlad o pagasenso ay parang imposibleng marating kung ikaw ay may depresyon. Natala sa isang pagaaral ng Global Burden of Disease Study noong 2015 na mayroong 3.3 milyong Pilipino at halos 3 milyon naman ang nakakaranas ng anxiety. Ayon sa pagaaral ng NCMH (pressreader) 2.5 na lalake at 1.7 na babae ang nagpapakamatay sa bawat 100,000 Pilipino.

Maraming tao ang nakapagpatunay and ang therapy ay isa sa mga epektibong lunas sa depresyon. Gayunpaman, ang therapy ay walang 100% garantiya na gagana sa lahat. Ngunit isa ito sa mga pinakamabisang unang linya ng panlunas laban sa depresyon. Nirerekomenda namin na makipagkita ang pasyente sa isang Psychiatrist o mental health professional sa Makati kung kayo ay nakakaranas ng mga sintomas ng depresyon.


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COVID19 crisis update:

Online Services are available

Online services are available by booking an appointment here. Mental health script will be sent digitally for use in your local pharmacy.

Patients who opt for our online services require an internet connection and a mobile phone or computer with a microphone. Pricing is between 2000 - 2500 pesos per session. Spots are limited, payment upfront is required to secure a slot. 

In-clinic appointments are available, please secure your in-clinic appointments with our reception first. You may reach us at +639275074120 Walk-ins are not accepted.

After booking your appointment online, our mental health team will call you within 12 hours to finalize the details of your appointment.


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