What is depression?
Depression lasts longer than feeling down for a few days. We all go through spells of feeling off or down, but when you’re depressed, you can feel persistently down for weeks or months rather than just a few days. Depression is a serious and lasting condition despite what some may say.
Depression is a real illness with real symptoms and consequences, and it’s not a sign of weakness and is certainly not something you can ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’.
There is good news. With the help of some main stream therapies many sufferers can recover. For those that have not had a positive outcome with other therapies, our Paradigm Therapy™ could be the way ahead for you to pick up the pieces and move forward.
Depression at its mildest can make you simply feel persistently low in spirit or down, and at its most severe can make you feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.
Many people wait a long time before seeking help for depression, but it’s best not to delay. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can be on the way to recovery. Sometimes there is a trigger for depression.
Life-changing events, such as bereavement, or losing your job or even having a baby, can result in depression.
People with a family history of depression are also more likely to experience depression themselves.
Depression can also materialise for no obvious reason.
Studies have shown that about 4% of children aged 5-16 in the UK are affected by depression.
Do you have depression?
Depression can affect people in different ways and can display a wide variety of symptoms.
Symptoms can range from:
- Lasting feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in the things you used to enjoy
- Tearful or anxious
- Suicidal thoughts
There can be physical symptoms too such as:
- Feeling constantly tired
- Sleeping badly or insomnia
- Having no appetite
- Low sex drive
- Body, limb and muscle pains
How we help
Treatment for depression historically has involved medication and trauma-focussed therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling or Eye Movement Desensitising Restructuring (EMDR)
If you have not had a positive outcome with these approaches and you would like to address the underlying cause of depression, then may be Paradigm Approach™ is the answer for you.
Contact us to see if the Paradigm Approach is for you:
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