Depression Treatment in Barrow-in-Furness

Of all the things I help my clients to deal with, depression is the most debilitating because it’s self-confirming – the more you feel down about yourself or life, the less motivation you have to change things that are effecting you leading to feelings of hopelessness…. and the cycle continues.

Depression can be a reaction to a life event, such as losing a job, a relationship ending, bereavement or having a baby but it can also seem to come out of the blue and that can feel frustrating “I have everything, my life is good so why do I feel like this?”.

Be reassured you are not unusual – part of the work we will do together will be helping you identify the root of the problem because you will have all the answers you need in your unconscious mind.

 

What is Depression?

 

The definition of depression is quite broad as symptoms and severity vary but generally, if you are depressed, you feel sad or low in mood a lot of the time and you tend to lose interest in things you used to enjoy – for instance, not being able to enjoy a film/book or avoiding seeing friends. These feelings will persist for weeks or months.

The symptoms of depression vary from person to person but can include a change in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances (sleeping longer or having difficulty getting or staying asleep), feeling more tearful or feeling irritable with people/situations.

You may also find it difficult to make decisions or lack motivation to do things that used to interest you. These symptoms will also impact on your daily life – either at work or home, or both.

The symptoms can often creep up on you, so you don’t always recognise that you are depressed, and it is quite common for your friends or family be the ones to spot the change in you before you notice it yourself.

How to treat depression

 

If you have experienced any of the above symptoms and they have persisted for weeks or months you may want to see your GP for a diagnosis. 

Depression is one of the most common things that people attend their GP for so try not to feel embarrassed or ashamed.  The NHS will usually test for depression by asking you to fill in a questionnaire to determine if you are depressed or anxious, or a mix of both. They may also test your blood to rule out any underlying conditions that may be causing your depression and they can offer medication (anti-depressants tablets) to help with some of your symptoms.  

However, not everyone wants to take tablets and it can be a mistake to take medication if you are not also addressing the underlying problems. 

Depression is about lack of control – I can teach you techniques that will help you regain that control and regenerate your feelings of self-worth and confidence.

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