Depression is a common psychological disorder and almost anyone can be affected at some point during their life; there is possibly between 5 and 10% of the population suffer from depression to some extent at any one time.
It is important to recognise that there is a vast difference between feeling down one day and having a depression disorder. If feelings don’t go away quickly, or they start affecting a person’s everyday life, it may be time to seek professional help.
Living with depression can affect the way someone eats, sleeps, works and the way they feel about themselves and their life. Other people may tell the person whio is suffering from depression to ‘pull themselves together’ or ‘snap out of it’, but no matter how much the person wants to, they usually can’t just get over it and simply feel better. This is not a sign of weakness as some people may believe, but part of the psychological disorder.
Many people may not understand why they are feeling the way they are and therefore can be too embarrassed to seek help, believing the feelings will disappear sooner or later. However this usually means they suffer longer than necessary, as help is available for those suffering from depression. Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a variety of physical and psychological symptoms:
- Feeling constantly pessimistic
- Feeling constantly sad, anxious or empty
- Lack of energy or being lethargic
- Restlessness and irritability maybe angry
- Feeling worthless, helpless or guilty
- Losing interest in hobbies or activities
- Having difficulty concentrate or make decisions
- Changes in sleep patterns or insomnia
- Changes in appetite
- Persistent physical symptoms, such as headaches and digestive disorders
Hypnotherapy and EMDR Therapy have been very effective in the treatment of Depressive episodes by providing a safe natural environment. With our support you can overcome your depression to become the person you really are.