In the world of mental health, depression is one of the leading health problems in the UK.
Depression is a serious and often severe illness. It should not be dismissed by the sufferer or the people surrounding them. When depression strikes, it causes many issues to be raised in many, if not all, areas of a person’s life.
With depression there are many other challenges and the things that were once straightforward are no longer considered as so. It can be hard for someone with depression to adapt to happenings going on around them, and they may encounter physical symptoms of depression at the same time as experiencing emotional depression.
Life should be happy, easy and depression free. If you or a loved one are feeling depressed, help is at hand and should be looked in to as soon as possible. Depression should not be allowed to deny you of your happiness.
- Alterations in appetite;
- Difficulty concentrating;
- Feelings of guilt, helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness;
- Insomnia or sleeping too much;
- Lack of energy;
- Loss of interest or pleasure in usually enjoyed activities, including sex;
- Slow speech and slow movements;
- Suicidal thoughts or thoughts about death;
- Weight loss or weight gain
What causes Depression?
It is not always obvious to the sufferer as to what has caused them to feel down or what has caused their depression to strike. It may also be difficult to think back to the root cause of the issue.
Depression is a natural state that occurs when someone needs to mourn, is in pain of any variety (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically etc.) or needs to remain in their “comfort zone.”
The “comfort zone” refers to a mental state where the sufferer feels better, safer, more able to cope when they are in an inactive state. They mentally need to be required to do very little mentally and physically.
To be officially termed as “depressed” both a medical and psychological evaluation are required.
There are many different ways that depression can be reduced, managed or eradicated. This can involve seeking out medical assistance and medications being prescribed that will rebalance the hormones in your brain.
“Happy pills” as they are often referred to are a good way to help with depression for many people, but there are some people who do not wish to use medication, cannot take certain medications or wish to go down a different route entirely.
If you require help with depression but do not wish to be medicated, hypnotherapy can be a very helpful alternative. There have been many studies conducted to analyse the modern benefits of hypnotherapy in relation to depression, and they have all been highly thought of.
Hypnotherapy should be considered by anyone who suffers from depression and wants to take back control over their life once more. Psychological treatments for depression were once considered ineffective; this is no longer the case!
Depression and Medication
Medications can be effective but are often said to be a quick fix to an issue that needs more attention. Depression occurs when there is a deep emotional problem that has or is affecting the psyche in a deep manner.
Medications have risks, side effects and are usually addictive.
You may feel better when taking medication, but your symptoms of depression will just be reduced, the cause of the problem still remains unidentified, untreated and remains a catalyst for further bouts of depression.
To avoid the risks of medication, not encounter any side effects, be free from any depression medication and actually get to the root cause of the problem, hypnotherapy is a much more effective treatment method.
At Hypnotherapy Clinic Newcastle, a combination programme is used to help treat people with depression.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT);
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP);
Uniting these different approaches significantly increases the likelihood of beating depression.
To enhance the quality of your life, you must take steps towards regaining control of your thoughts.
If you are ready to become depression free, contact Hypnotherapy Clinic Newcastle today for your initial consultation.
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