English: What Is Depression and How Is It Treated?
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). 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.
Filipino: Ano ba ang Depresyon and Paano it 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.
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. The following can be symptoms of depression.
- Lack of motivation
- Anxiety about the future
- 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
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.
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 life time. 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.
If you are unsure, and are in need of more information, please read the following pages:
For information on the psychologist services click this link.
For information on our psychiatrists Makati click here.