Depression Treatment

Don’t suffer in silence

You are not alone: It is estimated that 1 in 6 adults have experienced a common mental health disorder in the last week

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What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect the quality of your life if untreated

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.

Common symptoms of Depression

  • Fatigue and tiredness

  • Feelings of hopelessness and sadness

  • Anger and irritability

  • Loss of interest in daily activities

  • Thoughts of suicide

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Restless or excessive sleep

  • Reduced sexual interest

  • Changes in appetite

  • Engaging in risk taking behaviours

Common types of Depression

  • Major Depression

  • Perinatal Depression

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SADs)
  • Persistent Depression Disorder

What can you do

  • Speak to a friend or family member

  • Contact your GP

  • Seek private treatment

How Depression is treated

There are many treatments now available for depression and mood disorders

For some people medications such as SSRI’s are helpful in managing depression, but this does not work for everyone. Therapy may be more helpful including psychotherapy, CBT or DBT. Talking therapies 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 can help with building skills and abilities in managing depression finding effective coping strategies and getting life back on track.

Assessment & Treatment Recommendations

Specialist help for Depression

We have a thorough assessment process where one of our experienced therapist will spend time getting to know you, understand historical issues and past treatments. With guidance consider your therapy goals and then look at the treatment options available.

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

We can assist with helping you to build strategies to manage your depression this is often CBT or Mindfulness based skills. Your therapist will also assist with problem solving any difficult circumstances, helping you to move forward and reach the goals that you identified in the assessment.

Long Term Therapy

Explore past trauma or issues in a safe environment

With longer term therapy, as well as learning strategies to manage difficult emotions. You will also be able to explore underlying causes or past trauma. During this process you and your therapist will work together to create a feeling of safety and stabilisation in your life.

Family Support

Building strong and healthy relationships

It may be that supporting your family members would be helpful for your own mental health. It can be helping them to understand your condition and them also learning strategies to help assist you. Your therapist will also be able to help both you and family members address any communication problems or interpersonal conflict.

Liaise With GP’s, Universities & Employers

Help in all areas of your life

We understand that mental health can impact on all area’s in your life. If you need support in managing employment or education then we will look at how we can assist either you. This is with your permission, confidentially is always our priority.

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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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