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What is depression?

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.

Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".

Signs and symptoms
  • Tiredness and loss of energy.

  • Sadness that doesn’t go away. 

  • Loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. 

  • Difficulty concentrating. 

  • Not being able to enjoy things that are usually pleasurable or interesting. 

  • Feeling anxious all the time. 

  • Avoiding other people, sometimes even your close friends. 

  • Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. 

  • Sleeping problems - difficulties in getting off to sleep or waking up much earlier than usual.

  • Very strong feelings of guilt or worthlessness. 

  • Finding it hard to function at work/college/school. 

  • Loss of appetite. 

  • Loss of sex drive and/or sexual problems. 

  • Physical aches and pains. 

  • Thinking about suicide and death. 

  • Self-harm

Treating depression

Treatment for depression can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, talking therapies and medication.

Your recommended treatment will be based on whether you have mild, moderate or severe depression. The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. Here at Self Assured Mind Therapy we offer tailored support to combat depression based on the severity of your depression. Working alongside other treatments Hypnotherapy has been proved to be extremely successful to enhance an overall sense of well-being, lift moods and boost feelings of hopefulness

Consistent research and methodology refinement has allowed hypnotherapy to progress as an advanced form of therapy to the point where clinical hypnotherapy is now regular...
1 hr

To make an appointment or to speak to our therapists please contact us on 07795115009 or email us using the contact form below. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

1 Turner Close
Great Yarmouth
NR31 9RF
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