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

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25/05/2020
1,970
males

with depression
talk to therapists

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25/05/2020
2,029
females

with depression
talk to therapists

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25/05/2020
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
47
Disinterest
in activities
28
Distraction
or indecisiveness
21
Suicidality
recurrent attempts or thoughts
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Feelings
26
Agitation
46
Depression
emptiness, hopelessness, sadness
14
Distress
significant
28
Guilt
or worthlessness
31
Tiredness
Behaviours
18
Impairment
significant
32
Insomnia
or hypersomnia
27
Weight
gain or loss, or appetite increase or decrease

Causes

16
Genes
relative with depression
33
Events
triggers include bereavement, childbirth, loneliness, redundancy, separation
20
Traits
self-criticalness
28
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

205 therapists
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25/05/2020
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
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25/05/2020
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
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25/05/2020
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

623 therapists
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25/05/2020
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

104 therapists
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25/05/2020

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 25 May 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