Feeling depressed, feeling down and negative is extremely common and it is increasing in all age groups. Anyone, young, old, men and women can experience depression. Depression should always be checked out by your GP first to rule out any underlying medical causes. Statistics show that women are twice as likely to get depression as men. Day to day living can have many pressures that contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety. It is often a cycle of anxious feelings that lead to feelings of depression and the feelings of depression can exacerbate your anxiety.
Psychotherapy can give you that level of understanding and self-insight that can fundamentally change how you think and feel about yourself.
Many studies have linked depression to overeating and obesity, but recent research has found a link between depression and abdominal obesity.
Depression is used to describe a variety of states and ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.
Symptoms of Depression
Depression shows up in many different ways and typically you will experience some of the following symptoms:
feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness
sadness and despair
problems sleeping, insomnia
using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual
no appetite or overeating, losing or gaining weight
crying a lot, feeling helpless
restless, being unusually irritable
catastrophising—always imagining and fearing the worst
getting no pleasure out of life
losing interest in your sex life
blaming yourself for things going wrong
feeling unnecessarily guilty about things
lacking self-confidence and self-esteem
pessimistic outlook—always expecting the worst
being preoccupied with negative thoughts
feeling numb, empty and despairing
distancing yourself from others; not asking for support
experiencing a sense of unreality
self-harming (by cutting yourself, for example)
finding it hard to concentrate or make decisions
Psychotherapy can give you that level of understanding and self-insight that can fundamentally change how you think and feel about yourself. Mindset training can empower you to overcome your depression and take back control of your life.
I can show you how you are creating and sustaining your symptoms and most importantly how you can take back control of your low moods and depression.