Causes of Depression
You can uderstand and prevent further episodes of depression with our help. For some people, upsetting, or stressful life events, such as bereavement, divorce, relationship breakdown, illness, redundancy, and job or money worries, can be the cause. This is often known as ‘reactive depression’, where depression is a reaction to the event. It is also sometimes referred to as exogenous depression (‘exogenous’ is a Latin word that means originating outside the body). In other cases, depression does not have an obvious cause. This is called endogenous depression (originating within the body).
As depression can have many causes, it is sometimes divided into three broad groups – psychological, physical and social.
- Psychological – is where a stressful, or upsetting, life event causes a persistent low mood, low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness about the future.
- Physical or chemical – depression is caused by changes in levels of chemicals in the brain. For example, your mood can change as hormone levels go up and down. This is often seen in women as it is associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth, and the menopause.
- Social – doing fewer activities, or having fewer interests, can cause depression, or may happen because of depression.
There are also genetic causes for depression. For example if you have a family history of depression, you’re more likely to experience depression yourself.
There are a number of symptoms of depression including psychological, physical and social. If you are feeling depressed you are likely to identify with many of these points. Do you have a family history of depression? if you do, you are more at risk of developing depression yourself.
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Adrian was recommended by my friend and my friends Mother who have both been clients of Adrian’s in the past. I had been suffering with depression for quite a few years and have tried numerous different methods to try and solve the depression but nothing had particularly worked for a long period of time. As… soon as I called Adrian, he immediately wanted to help and showed his genuine interest in wanting to help and find out what would work for me specifically. Adrian always, always took his time, never allowing us to be within a short space of time and giving his full attention to what we were doing, whether it was talking or practising “Mindfullness Techniques” which I think (for me) was and still is an integral part of feeling positive. After having sessions with Adrain, I have been able to remain within a positive state, having a better outlook on life and having more confidence and self belief. I’d strongly recommend Adrian to anyone who wants to work with someone who genuinely wants to help people to overcome their problems and live life in a positive way * Read more “Abigail, Depression Therapy”
“I found Adrian a very caring and thorough practitioner. He treated me for anxiety and mild depression. I would definitely recommend him. Alan.” (Five Stars)*
“I went to see Adrian for help with issues relation to anxiety and depression following a recommendation from a close friend. I had both CBT and Hypnotherapy treatments during our meetings. I found Adrian to be extremely understanding, sympathetic and professional throughout. I would recommend his services to anyone and everyone!” (Five Stars)
“I been going for a few sessions now of hypnotherapy due to being very low and depressed which cause me to have no engery and no motive my mood was very negative and my attuide was very sharp and arguemented. My going and trying it out the different in the way I think and deal… with issues that occur is so much postive and stress free. I was having trouble going through the day without having an afternoon sleep as I had no engery and motivation to do things which was effecting my everyday life were from my first session I have not once slept during the day as I feel very active and motivated to do the things I want to do instead of putting off to the next day that never comes. I would recommend anyone to come and try as it’s made such a different in my day to day life and my attitude is more chilled and relax.” (Five Stars) * Read more “Sarah, Depression”
“While suffering from anxiety, depression and lack of confidence after job loss and relationship difficulties, I researched various therapies; having read an article in a peer-reviewed journal that showed changes in people undertaking mindfulness training, I decided on mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy as the combination of approaches I felt would be most effective and appropriate… for me. A web search of therapists showed that Adrian provides this combination. I have found the combination of therapies to be very effective for me, and Adrian’s generous spirit, kindness, non-judgemental attitude and highly ethical approach as a therapist enormously supportive. This good therapist-client relationship helped me also to feel confident in being open about undergoing therapy; I have recommended Wellbeing to colleagues, friends and family.” (Five Stars) Read more “Elizabeth, Anxiety Depression”
Life was starting to feel pretty overwhelming and I had been starting to become very anxious and suffering from depression. Adrian did some counselling sessions and mindfulness hypnotherapy with me and he’s brought my anxiety levels right down. He’s very easy to talk to and gave me some good techniques to help me manage any… anxiety. Well worth a visit and I’ve recommended him to several friends already. Read more “Mary M, Anxiety Depression”
“I went to see Joel Cantor as I was suffering from anxiety and depression. I am 17 years old and this is the first time I had experienced these feelings. They felt alien to me and I didn’t know what to do. I saw Joel and he put me at ease straight away. Joel provided… me with some audio files using mindfulness which meant I could practice some self-help skills in between my weekly sessions with Joel. I had 6 sessions and he did some hypnosis and mindfulness with me. I feel so much stronger and use the audio files if I feel I need to. I wouldn’t hesitate in using Joel again.” (Five Stars) Read more “Caroline, Anxiety, Depression”
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