Information on Depression
Hypnotherapy for Depression Symptoms
When you’re depressed, you may have feelings of extreme sadness that can last for a long time. The depression feelings are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, and can last for weeks or months, rather than days.
Types of Depression – There are many different types of depression including clinical depression, dysthymia, post natal depression, reactive depression, SAD and anxiety depression:
Clinical depression - also known as major depression - which lasts for at least 2 weeks
Dysthymia - milder depression symptoms than clinical depression, but may last longer – over 2 years or over 1 year in children
Reactive depression - a reaction to circumstances ie bereavement, divorce or redundancy – where the feelings have not lessened over a period of time
SAD - occurs in a cyclical and seasonal pattern, usually during autumn and winter and disappear during the spring and summer months. The depression symptoms are the same as with other types of depression.
There are some common symptoms of depression which include psychological, physical and social symptoms.
The depression test – it is usually said that if a person has a persistently low mood that significantly influences their everyday life and has been present for two weeks or more, and there are also three/four or more other symptoms of depression you are likely to be suffering from depression. There are very many different symptoms of depression including psychological, physical and social symptoms:
continuous low mood or sadness
feelings of hopelessness and helplessness
increased pessimistic thoughts
feelings of guilt
feeling irritable and intolerant of others
lack of motivation and little interest in things
difficulty making decisions
lack of enjoyment
suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming someone else
feeling anxious or worried
reduced sex drive
slowed movement or speech
change in appetite with significant weight loss or weight gain
unexplained aches and pains
lack of energy or lack of interest in sex
changes to the menstrual cycle
insomnia - disturbed sleep patterns (for example, problems going to sleep or waking in the early hours of the morning)
not performing well at work
taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
reduced hobbies and interests
difficulties in home and family life
Depression & Anxiety
These are often linked as one can lead to the other. Depression can result in increased anxiety and long-term anxiety can lead to depression.
There is a very special form of hypnotherapy called Pure Hypnoanalysis which has helped thousands of people over the years. The aim of Pure Hypnoanalysis is not symptom control or trying to manage the problem, the aim is to resolve in COMPLETELY!
Depression responds very well to pure Hypnoanalysis.
Come and See Me for a Chat
To find out more about how hypnotherapy can help you, come along and meet me for a FREE, no obligation, initial consultation and we can have a chat about the problems you’re having. It’s easy to book by phone or e-mail and very informal. Or you may have some questions you would like to ask first.
Please be assured, there is never any pressure to make a decision then and there; you can go away and have a think about it and make an informed choice.
By Phone 01392 420740 or 01803 859471: I am often with clients and so if you get the answerphone, please do leave a message with a good time for me to come back to you. I return calls as promptly as possible, alternatively ..
By E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org: I check my e-mails regularly throughout the day and will come back to you with answers to any of your questions and, if you have indicated you would like to book an initial consultation, with potential dates/times for you to choose from.
Tel: 01392 420740 or 01803 859471
NOTE: If you are Bi-Polar (also known as Manic Depression), you need a very specific type of treatment. Therefore hypnotherapy is not suitable and you should be seeking help via your GP.