Depression and Anxiety

At Last – Real Help For Depression

You may feel that you are depressed and need real help.  That help starts right here.

Below we will outline the following three important things you should know before you read anything else:

  1. What is depression – We explain in an easy to follow way what it is and the feelings you may have to identify whether you are depressed
  2. Causes of Depression – We outline some common causes of depression and risk factors that may contribute to it
  3. How you can get help – Finally we show you how you can get help right now and talk through your feelings

What is depression?

Depression is a deep unpleasant feeling of emptiness and despair that can last a long time.  This feeling can make it difficult to function in everyday life as you have been used to doing some time ago.  There may be things that once you enjoyed doing and people who you once loved that may no longer be of any interest to you.

The symptoms of depression may be extreme tiredness and in some cases total exhaustion.  You may ask yourself whether you can cope with life.

If you can identify with these feelings or symptoms then you may be depressed and if you are you will need help.  It is important to know that depression can be successfully treated, so seeking help from people who know how to deal with depression is the most important thing you can do.

To talk to someone now about your depression please call 020 7278 4304 and ask for Teresa.

Causes of Depression

You may not be able to identify why you are feeling depressed.  It may be something that has slowly developed and in some cases it can be sudden.

It is believed that depression is caused by a combination of biological, psychological and social conditions.  What this means is that depression is not simply caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and cannot be simply cured by medication.

There are many factors that can contribute toward depression and some of these are:

  • Loneliness
  • Unprocessed anger
  • Unrecognised experiences of loss
  • Recent Stressful experience
  • Being under stress for a prolonged period
  • Painful childhood experiences
  • Being a victim of abuse
  • Unemployment or underemployment
  • Lack of social support
  • Financial strain
  • Alcohol or drug abuse

Whatever you suspect the cause of your feelings it is important to know that you can get help to see you through.  To talk to someone about your depression today call Teresa on 020 7278 4304

 

How you can get help

Finding help now may be the most important thing that you can do.  Believing that you will feel better with the right help is also important.

Psychotherapy has long been recognized to be the single most effective way to treat depression.  Therapy can help you to work through the root of your depression, helping you to understand why you feel the way you do and what you can do to feel better and stay healthy.

The process of therapy will also help you to see how you can stop depression from coming back.

Talk to a professional therapist today.  Call Teresa on 020 7278 4304 and talk through your feelings to see if they can help you or email us.