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Depression

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Depression
is the
2nd
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
1,925
males
with depression
talk to therapists
1,966
females
with depression
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtspersonal dynamics
Symptoms
Thoughts
disinterestdistractionsuicidalityvisit samaritans.org
Feelings
agitationdepressionguilttiredness
Behaviours
sleeplessnessweight change
Process
Impact
impairmentdistress
Levels
Mild
low no. of symptoms mild impairment
Moderate
medium no. of symptoms moderate impairment
Severe
high no. of symptoms severe impairment
Diagnosis
Adults

2 (or more) weeks of depression and disinterest and 3 (or more) other symptoms. With distress or impairment.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Counselling
for Depression

For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 6 - 10 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Depression

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16 - 20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Interpersonal Therapy
for Depression

For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16 - 20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Psychodynamic Therapy
for Depression

For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16 - 20 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Behavioural Activation
for Depression

For negative behaviours
Focus on the present
Adults 16 - 20 sessions