Depression Treatment


Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and disinterest in activities that were once enjoyable. It can significantly impair daily functioning and quality of life.


Common symptoms include prolonged feelings of sadness or emptiness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty concentrating, and thoughts of death or suicide.


Depression is often a result of complex interactions between genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Imbalances in brain chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, play a crucial role, as do life events, trauma, chronic stress, and certain medical conditions.

Risk Factors

  • Family history of depression or other mental health disorders.
  • Personal history of trauma or abuse.
  • Chronic illness or pain.
  • Substance abuse or addiction.
  • Certain medications, such as steroids or beta-blockers.


  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Develop strong social support networks and seek help when needed.
  • Learn and practice stress management techniques, such as mindfulness or relaxation exercises.
  • Address any underlying medical conditions promptly.
  • Limit alcohol and substance use.


Atlas Physiotherapy offers hands-on therapies that can complement the recovery process for depression.

Hands-on therapy, such as massage therapy, physiotherapy, and acupuncture, can alleviate symptoms of depression by promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and releasing endorphins, which are natural mood elevators.

These therapies offer physical benefits that can complement traditional mental health treatments, contributing to overall well-being and symptom management.

Contact our team for more information on how we can help you get back to doing what you enjoy.