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August 2016

Depression and Anxiety

Mental health problems are not easy to fit into one of two categories. It certainly isn’t a case of making generalisations like ‘those that have them and and those that don’t. Some people think that depression and anxiety are two sperate categories.

Each mental health problem can have different conditions for each person. And, sometimes there can be different symptoms from more than just one type of mental health problem. Sometimes there are even physical conditions that bring mental health problems with them.

Depression and anxiety is just such a case. Although depression and anxiety are different conditions, people with depression often experience feelings of anxiety. Nervousness, trouble focussing and concentrating, and feelings of tension that affect relaxing and sleeping are some of the negative effects of anxiety.  Many people experiencing depression can also feel these things too.

That is why at Retreat South we aim to help you develop resilience and to break all kinds of conditions that hold you back from health and happiness.

Treatment planning and therapy options

Therapy options are important part of treatment planning at Retreat South. A range of therapy options and treatments are available for you and tailored to suit your needs. This way we can provide the best fit to help you on the path to recovery.

In addition to medical and psychological treatment, we draw from a wide variety of proven psychological approaches and look to new developments as well. Our multi-disciplinary approach can include art and creative therapy, hypnotherapy, relaxation based therapy, yoga and meditation and equine therapy.

One therapy option is Equine Therapy or Equine Assisted Therapy. This has proven valuable in assisting in treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health problems.

The mental health advocacy organisation Sane Australia recently reported on Equine Therapy being used successfully in treatment for PTSD.

At Retreat South we understand that choosing the right therapy is important so we offer different approcahes to help you begin your path to recovery. We can discuss with you the variety of therapy options available to you and find a new way of approaching the solution to problems.

Contact us now to discuss the therapy options that can help you change your life for the better.