Depression

Understanding Depression

It is estimated that in the region of 1:10 adults will report having experienced depression. Most people will suffer from their first bout of depression either in their late teens or early twenties, but it can come on at any time.

 

Depression is no respecter of age, race or class.

 

Most mental health professionals say that brain chemistry can often play a major role in the creating and sustaining of depression. However, life experiences affect brain chemistry, and some people become depressed after experiencing a significant life event such as trauma, bereavement or a stressful period in their lives.

 

Signs and Symptoms

How depression presents itself can be different for us all. However, there are some characteristics that can be common for many:

.       Frequent crying and overwhelming feelings of sadness.

·       Feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.

·       Changes in sleep such as excessive sleeping or the inability to sleep.

·       Anxiety.

·       Anger.

·       Difficulty enjoying previously-enjoyed activities.

·       Unexplained physical ailments such as headaches or muscle pain.

·       Difficulty concentrating.

·       Changes in weight or eating habits.

·       Thoughts of suicide.

A person experiencing depression will often struggle with coping with day to day activities that they may normally find straightforward, such as getting out of bed, bathing or dressing.

 

Does therapy work with Depression?

The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), recommends CBT for the treatment of Depression. It is an evidence-based, therapeutic model, that NICE recommends based on research-based evidence.

 

Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and the condition is highly treatable.

Feel free to contact me to discuss your depression and how Therapy can help.

Contact us to discuss treatment options for Depression.

 

You may find the following videos useful in understanding Depression and its treatment options:

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Hope Therapy and Mindfulness Services can work with you to support a number of different conditions such as Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic Disorder), Anger, Self Esteem, Bereavement, Loss, Shame and Relationship Issues. 

We offer Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Life and Executive Coaching.

We can either work Face to Face out of our practices in Wantage in Oxfordshire or from Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. Alternatively, we cover the entire UK using skype from what we call the Hope Network.

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