Therapy For Depression: What is Depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect the quality of your life if untreated
Reviewed by Consultant Director, Lorna Wykes.
Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, short-lived episodes of sadness to major clinical depression. It is associated with low mood, feelings of sadness and hopelessness that last for more than a few days.
Each person experiences depression differently, for some depression can seriously interfere with participating in daily life, work and managing relationships. Others may find unhealthy coping strategies to try to manage the symptoms of depression whilst trying to balance the pressures of life. Regardless of your circumstances, depression is a treatable medical condition and there is help available.
Therapy For Depression: The Signs, Symptoms, and types
Understand The Signs And Symptoms
Symptoms of depression
These are the common symptoms we find with people experiencing depression
Common types of depression
There are 4 types of depression which we find most common
What you can do
It’s always important to seek help if you think you are experiencing depression
How depression is treated
There are many treatments now available for depression and mood disorders
For some people medications such as SSRIs are helpful in managing depression, but this does not work for everyone. Therapy for depression may be more helpful including psychotherapy, CBT or DBT. Talking therapy for depression can help treat the cause of depressions exploring cognitive and emotional process and if needed any trauma work or additional treatment for other conditions. Therapy for depression can help with building skills and abilities in managing depression finding effective coping strategies and getting life back on track.
Assessment & Treatment Recommendations
Specialist Therapy for Depression
Screen For Other Mental Health Conditions
Getting to know you and understanding your needs
After the initial assessment in a subsequent appointment we can carry out a more detailed screening for specific mental health conditions or Autism Spectrum Disorder. In depth screenings are carried out on request usually but may sometimes we recommended based on the assessment outcomes.
Short Term Therapeutic Interventions
Strategies to manage depression & emotions
Long Term Therapy
Explore past trauma or issues in a safe environment
Building strong and healthy relationships
Liaise With GP’s, Universities & Employers
Help in all areas of your life
What you should do if your concerned for a friend or loved one
Let them know that you care and are there to listen offer gentle encouragement and find information about services that might be able to help.
Often taking the step to get help can be a frightening decision so be patient and supportive. Remember though to look after your own wellbeing as well and seek help if needed.
What to do in a crisis
If you are concerned for your safety or you are worried about someone who has expressed suicidal intentions, then you or they should contact 111 or their GP surgery. The Samaritans also offer a 24hr confidential helpline 116 123.
We recommend for new referrals to follow the advice above in emergency situations, but we do offer a crisis service and can guarantee an appointment within 24hrs.
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