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DEPRESSION

Most people feel low sometimes, but if it's affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help.

Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with low mood, sadness or depression.

Symptoms of a low mood

Symptoms of a general low mood may include feeling:

  • sad

  • anxious or panicky

  • more tired than usual or being unable to sleep

  • angry or frustrated

  • low on confidence or self-esteem

A low mood often gets better after a few days or weeks.

It's usually possible to improve a low mood by making small changes in your life. For example, resolving something that's bothering you or getting more sleep.

Symptoms of depression

If you have a low mood that lasts 2 weeks or more, it could be a sign of depression.

Other symptoms of depression may include:

  • not getting any enjoyment out of life

  • feeling hopeless

  • not being able to concentrate on everyday things

  • having suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself

CBT for Depression uses a combination of cognitive and behavioural approaches to reduce depression symptoms. Therapists may challenge depressive thinking patterns that are leading to inaction or unhelpful behaviours. By targeting both thoughts and behaviours, CBT aims to change someone’s feelings, as CBT suggests that each can influence the other.

 

Research has shown that counselling for depression is not as effective when compared with recommended treatments which include CBT & IPT.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to access online therapy or if you wish to obtain therapy for depression in Cheshire at my private office in Congleton.

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