Help with Depression in Derby
Providing help with Depression in Derby by therapy is one of the major ailments that I get consulted with. When depressed life can seem not worth living and you can feel as though you’ll never get back to feeling the way you were / how you want to feel.
Who gets Depressed ?
Any person young or old, male or female can become depressed. Depression is increasing in all age groups, but particularly in the younger teenage group and it is estimated to be around 42% common amongst children that have grown up with a parent that is depressed.
Interestingly females tend to experience depression twice as frequently as males. This can be down to perhaps finding it difficult to go out and socialise, especially if you’re looking after children and feel more ‘trapped’ in the home environment. Menopause, weight gain, hypertension, marriage problems are all possible negative attributes in their lives.
Men tend to experience depression with job loss, not being promoted, arguments at home, getting older and perhaps with health problems. They frequently do not seek therapy or go to their Doctor. It is easier for them however to go out with their friends, socialise and drink more alcohol – which can suppress their underlying anxieties and depression (but of course causes more long-term health problems)
Children can be misdiagnosed as having a behavioural, a learning disability. Certainly, being bullied at school can cause depression. In the younger category, pressures on children to do better at school, with the now increasing vast array of subjects can lead to despair and frustration, that may cause anxiety, helplessness or hopelessness.
Aged 55 +
Depression in the group, where children have left home whom they no longer see often believe that their life is over, or have some illness or disease, which again may be undiagnosed. Clinical depression really refers to someone that is depressed and has some form of physical illness that is causing the depression. However, it seems that many professionals now refer to depression as ‘clinical’.
“Dear Mr Schofield I just wanted to thank you for all your help earlier in the year. You will remember that I had been struggling with depression surrounding work issues and retirement. Due to reorganisation at work I decided to apply for voluntary redundancy – which was granted, so as 31st March I retired. I’m sure that had I not come to see you that I would not have had the mental strength to see this through. Margaret”
Help with Depression in Derby Depression – Why ?
Are you depressed – have you ever heard this ? “ Just snap out of it” or “There are people worse off than you” – This clearly is not an answer and not does it help does it…. and often makes you feel guilty – or worse about your condition. There have been many misconceived ideas about depressed people that they are weak, or just feel sorry for themselves. None of this is true.
The fact is day to day living has become more stressful for many people, changes in society, a higher divorce / separation rate and the general break up of families, job insecurity, being too fat or too thin. Those who do not perceive themselves as successful, even with nice car, house, or family – and even millionaires can be depressed.
Of course, not everyone who experiences these problems or stresses becomes depressed. However, there are numerous amounts of people, thought to be 50% go untreated, because either they don’t know they are depressed, or a consultation with their Health Practitioner fails to diagnose depression.
Symptoms of depression
Symptoms in five of the following – and for at least two weeks or more show a major depressive illness:
- Sadness, feeling ‘down’ or ‘blue’
- Negative thoughts or feelings
- Feeling hopeless, helpless, worthless
- Inappropriate guilt
- Pessimistic about the future
- Inability to obtain pleasure, social, sexual
- Decreased energy, fatigue
- Memory loss or no concentration
- Difficulty in making decisions
- Irritable or restless
- Sleep problems, cannot get to sleep, wake up and cannot get back to sleep, wake up early
- Sleeping too much
- Loss of appetite Over eating
- Suicidal ideology
How Therapy with Geoffrey Can Help
Having been in practice since 1999 and being a qualified Therapist in Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Stress Management I have carried out many thousands of client sessions – perhaps more than any other in the region and I provide effective therapy for depression, clinical depression, ante-natal and post-natal depression. What’s more I can usually see you within a few days (unlike NHS) I use a combination of Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) / Stress Management which will help you to :
- Feel more relaxed
- More confident
- More happy
- Enjoy life again
- Have better quality sleep
- Feel more alive than you’ve felt in such a long long time
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