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Gloom and depression

You suffer from depression or you feel down and lifeless. Despite all the good intentions of friends and family or attempts you make yourself, you don't seem to come out of the pit anymore. Treatment for a depression is sometimes necessary to speed up the recovery or to prevent the symptoms from reoccurring.

The causes

Feeling down, gloom and depression can arise from various causes. Factors such as the loss of a loved one, unpleasant experiences from the past and financial worries can contribute to a negative spiral. Sometimes there is a genetic susceptibilityA professional approach to your problem can help you to make yourself feel better again.
In some cases a depression may be difficult to distinguish from a burnout, as some of the symptoms and consequences are similar. When you are mentally and physically completely exhausted and, for example, distance yourself from work and your social environment, you might more likely be suffering from the consequences of a burnout.

Treatment 

At Grip Psychologen we work with cognitive behavioural therapy. A mild depression often passes by itself over time. Some people with a depression recover within 3 months without having had any form of treatment. Unfortunately, this does not apply to everyone, especially if it concerns a more severe depression. Treatment for a depression is sometimes necessary to speed up the recovery or to prevent the symptoms from reoccurring. Usually a depression is easy to treat. Before deciding whether or not to start treatment, it is important to discuss your (depressive) symptoms with an expert.
 
For more information:
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

Blended Care

In case of depressive symptoms, we offer partial online treatment, in collaboration with Therapieland's online programmes (e-health). You will find more information on the Blended Care page.

Contact us

Would you like to make an appointment right away or would you like more information? Don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to explain what we can do for you.