Depression is perhaps the most common psychological disorder today – a significant factor in the breakup of relationships, career problems and lack of motivation. Often, when it occurs, the individual will turn in on themselves and refuse to engage with others.
Severity can range from being almost totally dysfunctional to having some of the symptoms associated with the illness . . .
• Depressed mood and sometimes fearfulness
• Loss of energy and or appetite
• Loss of pleasure or interest in usual activities
• Difficulties in thinking, concentration, etc.
• Sleep disturbance
• Weight loss/ weight gain
Hypnotherapy can be the answer
Some of the above symptoms can be treated specifically – insomnia, eating disorders and lack of concentration are examples. Often depression is exacerbated or even caused by substance abuse – alcohol, drugs or cigarette smoking.
With appropriate hypnotherapy, depression is one of the most treatable disorders. It has a dramatically lower rate of relapse than with anti-depressants alone and is now considered the most effective treatment, even in severe cases, enabling the client to focus on solving problems and engaging fully in life again.