Depression is not just feeling fed up or down for a few days. A London Psychiatrist for Depression such as Dr Lai, would diagnose depression as a persistent sadness for weeks or months.
Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can change instantly. However, with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.
What is Depression?
Depression affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms. These range from lasting feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness, to losing interest in the things you used to enjoy and feeling very tearful. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety.
According to the NHS, there can be physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, sleeping badly, having no appetite or sex drive, and various aches and pains.
The symptoms of depression range from mild to severe but seeing a London Psychiatrist for Depression will help identify the severity of your case. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while severe depression can make you feel suicidal, that life is no longer worth living.
See a London Psychiatrist for Depression
Talking therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are recognised as some of the most useful treatments for depression. They may be combined with medication and exercise recommendations so the best treatment package is implemented for your needs.
Dr Serena Lai is highly regarded as a London Psychiatrist for depression. Her ethos is putting her patients first and always being there for them. She works towards creating a strong relationship and alliance with her patients and their families.
Dr Lai welcomes you to her clinic to discuss your symptoms. The simple booking facility on the website makes it easy to make an appointment. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)7961 250 993.