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Dr. Ranson is a registered psychologist with 20 years of professional practice helping individuals and couples resolve their inner, interpersonal, or circumstantial difficulties to live happier, more satisfying, and more successful lives. See what she treats, review her approach, confirm her credentials, ask her a question, or book an appointment. 

Depression

Treatment for depression.

What is commonly called "depression" exists on a continuum from a formal diagnosis, such as "Major Depressive Disorder," to bouts with "the blues." Sometimes depressive symptoms are caused by biochemical factors, but more often these symptoms are caused by circumstantial factors that precipitate emotions such as disappointment, disillusionment, confusion, or anger, which in turn, can result in depression. Whether biochemical or circumstantial, counselling can help.

Markers for depression include:

  • sadness
  • tearfulness
  • irritability
  • loss of concentration
  • hopelessness
  • lack of energy
  • lack of motivation
  • loss of pleasure
  • changes in sleep
  • changes in appetite
  • loss of concentration
  • thoughts of suicide (While not always present in depression, suicidality should be taken very seriously and should be immediately evaluated by a psychologist or medical professional.)