Could You recognise the symptoms of depression in a loved one or a friend? What about recognising it within yourself?
Overcoming Depression by using Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Has anyone ever said, "pull yourself together?" If only it were that simple. Sometimes depression is just a consequence of life, other times it may have genetic or familial pathways. But it doesn't really matter what the origin is; it still feels the same. Hypnotherapy helps create a better and more natural feeling for life; so, give it a try!
When you get right down to it, depression is a real life changer and it's very often really difficult to live with too, but it is not necessarily difficult to treat! For more details, see NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health). Above all other questions, the one most on your mind, is, can Hypnotherapy help me? The answer is yes and I have dedicated much of my therapeutic life towards helping clients live a better life; free of Depression! In fact treatment for depression has success rates of around 80% in many cases. If you are on medication and see all treatment regimes as either, this or that. It may surprise you to know that a combined approach, using medication and therapy, has, historically, been very effective too. The medication can keep you stabilised while the therapeutic intervention works its magic!
The causes of depression are many and varied, for example, it can be genetic, environmental, biological and or psychological Read more about the causes of depression here. The above factors somehow affect parts of our brain's architecture and cause them to be either hyper or hypo-active. Essentially the existence of an imbalance in our brain's chemical make up (neurotransmission) is believed to be a cause of much depression! Treatment can be psychological, by medication or both (one doesn't preclude the other) more from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Also, depression can co-exist with other disorders, e.g. anxiety disorders; or even be confused with physical disorders, such as hypothyroidism. Major illness can be a cause or precursor of depression and vice versa and very often exists in tandem with anxiety or stress. These factors can often slow down or impair recovery rates. Other factors like the loss of your job, home or fortune, or maybe the loss a loved one, be it through death or the break up of a loving relationship can also lead to depression. However, it is quite normal to feel sad, blue or depressed in these circumstances. It is when the depression goes on for a long time that we need to become concerned. Very often the person with depression does not realise they are suffering or even if they do, they may not seek help. That is why loved ones or friends can play an important role in getting someone with depression into treatment.
So it is always wise to be mindful, as a person, a relative or a friend. Making time to visit your GP, for yourself or someone you care for to discuss the matter in depth and onward to that, to get a proper diagnosis!
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