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

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
1,936
males

with depression
talk to therapists

findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
1,985
females

with depression
talk to therapists

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20/01/2020
Depression is a mental health condition. It is also known as major depression or clinical depression.

Causes

Genes
Events
bereavement, childbirth, illness, redundancy
Negativity
Personality
Combination
of causes
nhs.uk

Symptoms

Thoughts
Disinterest
in activities
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughtsvisit samaritans.org
Feelings
Agitation
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
Distress
significant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Tiredness
Behaviours
Impairment
significant
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
psychiatry.org
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
Primary SymptomsDepression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
orDisinterestin activities
and 3 (or more) ofAgitation
Distraction
or indecisiveness
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Guilt
or worthlessness
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
Tiredness
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease
2 (or more) weeks, most days

Symptoms are not due to another condition or a substance

Mild
few symptoms, mild impairment

Moderate
more symptoms, moderate impairment

Severe
many symptoms, severe impairment

psychiatry.org
nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 16-20 sessions

288 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Interpersonal Therapy
for mild, moderate and severe
depression

More certain effectiveness
For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16-20 sessions

6 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Behavioural Activation
for mild and moderate
depression

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

1 therapist
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Counselling
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For life events
Focus on the past or present
Adults 6-10 sessions

876 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020
nice.org.uk recommends
Psychodynamic Therapy
for mild and moderate
depression

Less certain effectiveness
For personal dynamics
Focus on the past or present
Adults 16-20 sessions

144 therapists
findatherapist.co.uk
20/01/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 20 January 2020
Next check 01 January 2021