menu icon

Depression


therapist_profile_6348therapist_profile_70therapist_profile_4860therapist_profile_990therapist_profile_3019therapist_profile_1460therapist_profile_5266therapist_profile_5682therapist_profile_6802therapist_profile_5547therapist_profile_2365therapist_profile_2832therapist_profile_1218therapist_profile_6590therapist_profile_6763therapist_profile_3086therapist_profile_6319therapist_profile_5854therapist_profile_4626therapist_profile_6418therapist_profile_4958therapist_profile_4325therapist_profile_1770therapist_profile_5000therapist_profile_4065therapist_profile_4207therapist_profile_3141therapist_profile_4598therapist_profile_2426therapist_profile_548therapist_profile_4302therapist_profile_5753therapist_profile_4082therapist_profile_3687therapist_profile_53therapist_profile_6577therapist_profile_6411therapist_profile_3900therapist_profile_5375therapist_profile_2764therapist_profile_5631therapist_profile_4293therapist_profile_512therapist_profile_4025therapist_profile_3506
You're
not alone
with
depression
Depression
is the
2nd
most common reason
for therapy

findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
1,973
males

with depression
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
2,034
females

with depression
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
Depression is a mental health condition. It is also known as clinical depression, major depressive disorder and a depressive episode.

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
52
Disinterest
in activities
33
Distraction
or indecisiveness
23
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
visit samaritans.org
Feelings
29
Agitation
51
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
16
Distress
significant
33
Guilt
or worthlessness
36
Tiredness
Behaviours
21
Impairment
significant
36
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
30
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease

Causes

19
Genes
relative with depression
36
Events
triggers include bereavement, childbirth, loneliness, redundancy, separation
22
Traits
self-criticalness
31
Combination
of causes
A diagnosis can guide you to the right treatment. You can make an informed choice of treatment based on its advantages and disadvantages, its availability, your preferences, and if the depression is mild, moderate or severe. In treatment, you can review progress and decide to increase, reduce, change or stop sessions.

Diagnosis

Adults

For 2 (or more) weeks, most days:

Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
orDisinterestin activities
3 (or more) of:Agitation
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
visit samaritans.org
Tiredness
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
Mild
few symptoms, mild impairment
Moderate
more symptoms, moderate impairment
Severe
many symptoms, severe impairment
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


For mild depression, nice.org.uk recommend a talking therapy and/or an antidepressant, and for moderate and severe depression a talking therapy and an antidepressant.
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

200 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Interpersonal Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For life eventsFocus on the past or presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

5 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Behavioural Activation
for mild and moderate
depression

More certain effectiveness
For negative behavioursFocus on the presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

1 therapist
findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Counselling
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For life eventsFocus on the past or presentAdults 6-10 sessions
Therapists

625 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For personal dynamicsFocus on the past or presentAdults 16-20 sessions
Therapists

100 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
06/07/2020

writer_photo
Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 06 July 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources:
Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Medication National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Interpersonal Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Behavioural Activation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Counselling National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Psychodynamic Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence