Symptoms can be physical or psychological:
|In the body||In the mind|
|Change in weight (increase or decrease)||Intolerant of others|
|Disturbed sleep patterns||Feelings of hopelessness|
|Unexplained aches or pains||Lack of motivation or interest|
|Lacking in energy / tired||Difficulty making decisions|
|Changes in menstrual cycle||Continuous low mood or sadness|
|Digestive disorders||Reduced sex drive|
|Skin complaints||Feelings of guilt|
|Movement or speech slower||Thoughts of death – self or others|
Depression can often result in individuals withdrawing from their normal social life, so reducing contact with friends and difficulties in family relationships. Often individuals experience problems at work.
By understanding how the brain responds to a depressive episode, individuals can take control back and deal with life situations more appropriately.
In hypnotherapy, this can be carried out in a relaxed state and we can often see a difference within a relatively short period of time.