Depression can be a debilitating condition for sufferers. Getting help with depression is a big step forward. With the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.
Depression can be defined as persistent sadness for weeks or months. Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can change instantly. However, getting help with depression can start the process of 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 or physical symptoms 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.
Getting help with Depression
Treatment is available and getting help with depression can make a positive impact on your life. 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 a highly regarded Psychiatrist. She can provide support and treatment 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.