Depression

Feeling sad or down from time to time is a normal part of life. However, some people experience intense sadness and low mood that is difficult to shake. This is called depression.

People with depression may experience poor sleep, a lack of motivation or interest, and a feeling of emptiness or numbness. These feelings interfere with their daily lives, making it difficult to do things they would otherwise enjoy.

Different people will experience depression in different ways, and as such treatment for depression will vary from person to person.

How do we treat Depression at Hollywood Clinic?

The Mood and Anxiety Management program at The Hollywood Clinic runs each fortnight and uses intensive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Focused Therapy in a small group format providing participants with the best opportunity of recovering from their mood disorder and staying well. 

Day Program

Frequency/duration

Every weekday morning for 10 days (usually starting on a Monday and ending on a Friday).

Who is it for

For people diagnosed with depression or anxiety disorders such as bipolar disorder, dysthymia, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social and other phobias and self-esteem, anger or guilt problems.

This program helps patients:

  • Understand their mood and anxiety disorder
  • Identify thinking patterns that underlie and maintain the problem
  • Learn how to challenge and change unhelpful thinking patterns
  • Learn to relax
  • Acquire skills to maintain change

It also covers:

  • Problem solving skills training
  • Assertiveness training
  • Fear exposure strategies
  • Relationship enhancement strategies

Additional information

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

Download the program brochure here



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