Steve Bishop – Anxiey & Depression
Millions of people worldwide suffer from depression. In 2009, the National Health Service, here in England, gave out over 39 million prescriptions for anti depressants, compared to 20 million in 1999 (a rise of 95%).
Professor Steve Field, the Chairman of the Royal College of GP’s says, “I’m concerned that too many people are being prescribed antidepressants and not being given counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy, because access to those therapies, while it is improving, is still patchy.” “Talking therapies are just a good [as medication] for treating mild depression, and CBT can be just as good for more serious depression. But the provision for these therapies hasn’t been good.” (Ref The Guardian newspaper)
They are also likely to suffer from health problems like insomnia and sleep disorders, weight loss, fatigue, headaches and other body pains.
In extreme cases, depression can cause life-threatening heart diseases, and may lead to thoughts or actual attempts of suicide!
With several million people suffering from depression disorders, there is an urgent need to easily and quickly treat them; but traditional depression therapy could be very expensive and risky.
Hypnotherapy (with/without CBT) is a wonderful option at reducing and/or eliminating depressive thoughts and behaviours in a very short time, compared to drug therapies.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It should only be considered a problem when it becomes excessive. .
Anxiety can be broken down into 4 groups of effects, physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioural. Some examples: