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Depression


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

findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020
1,965
males

with depression
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020
2,026
females

with depression
talk to therapists

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07/04/2020
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
44
Disinterest
in activities
25
Distraction
or indecisiveness
19
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
visit samaritans.org
Feelings
24
Agitation
41
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
12
Distress
significant
26
Guilt
or worthlessness
28
Tiredness
Behaviours
17
Impairment
significant
28
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
25
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
psychiatry.org

Causes

13
Genes
relative with depression
29
Events
triggers include bereavement, childbirth, loneliness, redundancy, separation
17
Traits
self-criticalness
25
Combination
of causes
nhs.uk
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

174 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020
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

3 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020
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 online therapist
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07/04/2020
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

518 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020
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

82 online therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
07/04/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 07 April 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
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