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Depression



You're
not
alone
with
depression
Depression
is the
2nd
most common reason
for therapy
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
13/11/2019
1,925
males

with depression
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
13/11/2019
1,969
females

with depression
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
13/11/2019

Causes

Source: nhs.uk
Genetics
Life events
Negative thoughts
Personal dynamics

Symptoms

Source: psychiatry.orgTick the symptom you experience the most

Thoughts
Disinterest
Distraction
Suicidality
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Feelings
Agitation
Depression
Guilt
Tiredness
Behaviours
Sleeplessness
Weight change

Impact

Source: psychiatry.org
Impairment
Distress

Levels

Source: psychiatry.org
Mild
low no. of symptoms mild impairment

Moderate
medium no. of symptoms moderate impairment

Severe
high no. of symptoms severe impairment

Extreme

Diagnosis

Source: psychiatry.org
Adults

2 (or more) weeks of depression and disinterest and 3 (or more) other symptoms. With distress or impairment.

Therapies

Counselling
for Depression

For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 6-10 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Depression

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16-20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
for Depression

For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16-20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
for Depression

For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16-20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Behavioural Activation
for Depression

For negative behaviours
Focus on the present
Adults 16-20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 13 November 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020