Healing and Hypnotherapy Volume 2, Issue - 11, 1 May 2018 - Page 10

Learn to Express - with Hypnotherapy And Banish Depression “The stage, where a person stop or totally lost hope to express himself in any form is Depression” Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together". The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. Signs and symptoms Symptoms of depression can include: • Depressed mood • Reduced interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed, loss of sexual desire • Unintentional weight loss (without dieting) or low appetite • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) • Psychomotor agitation, for example, restlessness, pacing up and down • Delayed psychomotor skills, for example, slowed movement and speech • Fatigue or loss of energy • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt • Impaired ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide Depression is often a reaction to a distressing or traumatic event. The people and situations that are associated with the traumatic event in our lives are referred to as traumatic triggers. An example is someone reporting, “I never was depressed before my