Depression is a state of low mood and reluctance to carry out or join in with activity. Physiotherapy can help to improve mood, body image and confidence via exercises to increase fitness, muscle strength and balance.
The most common treatment options for depression are medication and psychotherapy. Anti-depressants and psychotherapy are delivered on an outpatient basis to teenagers and adults to good effect. Electro-convulsive therapy is also used for the treatment of severely depressed adults but this is not common practice.
At Physio.co.uk we have a clear understanding of the causes and problems associated with depression. Our experienced clinicians can provide thorough assessment and treatment to elevate the symptoms of depression and improve overall quality of life for the individual and their family.
There are lots of conditions which cause the symptoms of depression, for example bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual syndrome and dementia. It is important that your doctor confirm the correct diagnosis to target treatment appropriately.