Are you - or some one you know - feeling depressed. You are not alone. About 10% of the population experiences depression in a year - more in older age groups. It is much more than just feeling sad - although intense sadness may need help and support.


Depression is a complex process with a variety of forms - both physical and mental. Beside feeling sad a person may be withdrawn with low energy. Negative thought patterns and self critical attitude predominate, often with angry or aggressive behaviour or unpredictable mood swings. Generally there is loss of sleep or loss of interest in work, sex, life and the future. Alternatively frantic life patterns and erratic behaviour may be used to avoid and suppress underlying feelings - leading to periodic exhaustion & collapse.


It may be provoked by  immediate or recent life crises - or stress accumulated through a series of disturbing episodes. Deeper causes - of which we may not be aware - may have prevented us from experiencing a sense of vitality - good relationships - or genuine joy in life over a long period. Often a proper course of  therapy for depression can find a lasting cure for depression in these resolving issues.


Because of  the de-energising effects of depression it can be hard to arrest a downward spiral. Struggling to cope with depression too long without the right depression help and support can be counter-productive.  Medical treatment for depression may be vital as a crisis measure or for extreme cases - but  - with the right guidance - you can also learn to recognise your own warning signs and develop personal strategies to stave off or  deal with depression - effectively.


Therapy treatment for depression follows a well-structured course.  In crisis, a supportive behavioural regime is devised to stabilise the situation. Underlying states and thought patterns are examined and steps taken to liberate you from negative patterns. Thorough analysis at this stage is vital. Then having identified the specific patterns and processes you experience you discover how to deal with depression effectively.


There follows the process of  re-building in a new more resilient way.   Behavioural techniques, Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP may all be brought into play.


Then - reconnected with more stable and resourceful states - as energy increases, balance and control is re-established. Any necessary decisions and life changes can be examined. Then you return refreshed to the fray with new resilience and more powerful and effective strategies for managing life.


To check symptoms of depression you can consult.

   http://helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm


You could also take the online depression test

    http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/interactive/interactivetests/goldberg.php


   See Also Anger - Destructive Behaviour-Violence-Rage

                                                                          

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          Behavioural Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy For Depression

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                 Keith Bibby - 35 yrs Behavioural Science Experience

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