What is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that makes you feel constant sadness or lack of interest in life. While some people believe that depression is trivial or not a genuine health problem, it is actually a real condition that affects around 1 in 10 people over the course of their lives. It impacts people of all genders and ages – including children. In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It does not stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.


Depression Treatments

At I Straker Consultants we offer talking therapies that may be based around Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which aims to help deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by breaking them down into smaller parts, as-well as Psychodynamic approach depending on the historical issues that may be contributing to the low mood. Unlike some other talking treatments, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past, It looks for practical ways to improve your state of mind on a daily basis. Mindfulness is also a successful technique which involves paying closer attention to the present moment, allowing anxieties to be less prevalent in your thoughts.

NICE guidelines suggest in certain patients, that medications may be helpful in conjunction with therapeutic treatment. Alongside treatment from of one of our private depression therapy specialists, we would also look at sleep, exercise, diet, and hormonal balance.

For depression that has been potentially caused by passed trauma, private PTSD counselling treatment might be an appropriate route to take. From our private therapy practice, we are able to offer face to face depression and anxiety treatment in Liverpool and Birmingham as-well as the surrounding areas.