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Depression is a common mental health disorder in the United Kingdom, affecting millions of people every year. It is a complex condition that can have a significant impact on a person's life, affecting their ability to work, socialise, and enjoy daily activities.

Symptoms of Depression

The symptoms of depression can vary from person to person, but common symptoms include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed

  • Changes in appetite and sleep patterns

  • Fatigue and low energy levels

  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions

  • Thoughts of self-harm or suicide

Causes of Depression

The exact causes of depression are not fully understood, but a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors may contribute to its development. These can include:

  • Chemical imbalances in the brain

  • Traumatic events or stress

  • Chronic medical conditions

  • Substance abuse

  • Family history of mental health disorders

Treatment for Depression

There is a range of effective treatments available for

depression, including:

It is important to seek help for depression as soon as possible, as early treatment can greatly improve the chances of a full recovery. A GP or mental health professional can provide a diagnosis and recommend the best course of treatment for an individual.

Support for Depression in the UK

There are a number of organisations in the UK that offer support and information to people with depression. Some of these include:

Remember, depression is treatable and there is no need to suffer in silence. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of depression, seek help and support. There are plenty of therapy options for Depression available at our clinics in Preston & Penwortham depending on your independent problem, needs and goals. 

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To find out more about our therapy options and to receive a recommendation on which therapy would be most appropriate for you, please click on the button below to book a free consultation.

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