Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. It is the leading cause of disability. Severe cases of depression could lead to suicide if left unattended.
Symptoms of Depression
- Persistent sadness
- Loss of interest in most activities
- Significant fluctuation in weight or appetite
- Sleep problem
- Fatigue or decrease in energy
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making a decision
- Recurrent suicidal thoughts
- Depressed is the same as being sad
- Depression is all in a person’s head
- Grieving is the same as depression
- Depressed people are overreacting or too emotional
- Depression is something that a person can just “get over”
- Depression is a choice
- Depression is a sign of weakness
- Depression cannot be treated or could only be treated with medication
Ms Adeline is a psychologist from Psychealth Practice, a member of Healthway Medical Group. She has worked with a diverse mix of clientele from working professionals to refugees, struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, gambling disorder, bereavement issues, life stress and relationship issues.
Ms Adeline Tan strives to help patients understand the importance of psychological wellbeing, and provide a smooth transition for all patients to comfortably engage in therapy with her.