• Depression 

        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".

        The psychological symptoms of                     depression include:

  • Continuous low mood or sadness

  • Feeling hopeless and helpless

  • Having low self-esteem 

  • Feeling tearful

  • Feeling guilt-ridden

  • Feeling irritable and intolerant of others 

  • Having no motivation or interest in things

  • Finding it difficult to make decisions

  • Not getting any enjoyment out of life

  • Feeling anxious or worried 

  • Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself

       The physical symptoms of depression           include:

  • Moving or speaking more slowly than usual 

  • Changes in appetite or weight (usually decreased, but sometimes increased) 

  • Constipation 

  • Unexplained aches and pains

  • Lack of energy

  • Low sex drive (loss of libido)

  • Changes to your menstrual cycle

  • Disturbed sleep – for example, finding it difficult to fall asleep at night or waking up very early in the morning

       Hypnotherapy can help with many of            the  symptoms of depression and help          in conjunction with medication from              your GP to make a full and healthy                recovery.