Depression is a mood disorder which can significantly impact your emotions, thoughts, and actions. It often manifests as feelings of sadness, fatigue, and diminished interest in once-enjoyable activities. Individuals with depression may experience low energy levels and forgetfulness.
Various Types of Depression:
Depression presents with diverse characteristics, encompassing several variations. During challenging life events such as losing a loved one, job instability, financial concerns, or changes in living arrangements, everyone may feel down. However, clinical depression distinguishes itself by persisting over an extended period, contrasting with temporary feelings of sadness.
Clinical depression involves a medical assessment ruling out physical causes through a series of tests. Chronic depression, on the other hand, is a persistent, ongoing sense of melancholy, cycling between low and normal periods. This condition can be a lifelong challenge for many. Severe depression is characterised by an inability to function in daily life, leading to thoughts of suicide.
Causes and Treatment:
Scientific studies suggest a potential chemical imbalance in the brain, though the actual cause remains unknown. While chemical imbalances may exist, the question arises whether external factors contribute to their formation. Can prolonged periods of sadness or unexpressed emotions induce these imbalances? The hypothesis posits that our own actions, negative thinking, unexpressed emotions, or external stimuli may contribute to these "chemical imbalances."
Diet has been found to have an impact on our mental health. A diet low in nutritional value or containing foods we have a sensitivity to can lead to inflammation in the body, which can cause low mood and depression.
Addressing treatment starts with self-reflection. Unresolved issues, such as relationship breakdowns or career challenges, may be underlying factors. Talking is a valuable tool for releasing pent-up emotions and breaking free from established habits that contribute to depression.
Enter hypnotherapy, providing a pathway to relaxation and a deeper connection with one's subconscious. It facilitates an exploration of emotional healing and release, allowing the building of new, forward-looking pathways. Hypnosis aids in reconnecting with positive emotions, fostering a renewed appreciation for life's beauty.
Hypnotherapy offers comprehensive support, treating the mind, emotions, body, and spirit holistically.