What is Depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression.
It affects how you feel, think, behave, and may lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. It can be difficult for you to carry out your usual everyday activities.
The condition can affect you in different ways and may be mild, severe or somewhere in-between. The level of severity will depend on how much depression is interfering with your life.
Depression is common. According to the Mental Health Foundation, it’s the predominant mental health problem worldwide, followed by anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Thankfully, though, there are many intervention options available, such as Hypnotherapy.
Depression may require long-term treatment. But don’t get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, hypnotherapy, or both.
Signs of Depression Symptoms
They could include:
- Trouble concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
- Low Mood
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness
- Pessimism and hopelessness
- Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or sleeping too much
- Crankiness or irritability
- Low self-confidence
- Loss of interest in things once pleasurable, including sex
- Different eating habits (eating more or less than usual)
- Aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away
- Digestive problems that don’t get better, even with treatment
- Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings
- Suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts
Hypnotherapy for Depression
This method works on a subconscious level, using techniques to identify and address the root causes while offering positive suggestions to break negative thinking patterns.
Rather than treat the symptoms of depression, hypnotherapy aims to tackle what triggers lead to your depression so you can unpick it and move on.
Hypnotherapy works for depression because it targets the underlying basis of depression and completes the “unfinished business” that otherwise continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours.