Self-Help for Depression

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More than a feeling of sadness…

Depression is not only a feeling but a true mental illness that effects roughly 20% of the population at any given time.

Most people will go through their lives experiencing situational depression (caused by grief, sudden change or tragedy) but some individuals will experience long-term clinical depression that will require professional help whether it be from a psychologist, or a psychiatrist who will need to prescribe mood stabilizers and/or anti-depressants for the individual.

It is also important to note that depression does run in families where it can be genetically passed down through the generations.

Or it can be learned from parents and siblings who act depressed due to social causation.

In essence there are two distinct types of depression; one that has an organic or chemical basis, and one that is created due to environment or social learning (this would include being raised in an environment where family members were depressed and social learning creates depression through feelings of oppression or learned helplessness).

Generally speaking, those who are “born” to depression whereby it has a clinical cause generally require medication to correct and/or control the depression.

Often times you will hear the concept “manic depression“, which has as its clinical term bi-polar depression which has a strong genetic and biological component. This type of depression requires medical treatment.

There is also “dysthymia” which is chronic depression. This too has a strong biological basis and also requires medication (Cyclothymia which is not as intense as this also would fall into this treatment model in some cases.). Also, many individuals who are receiving medical treatment for their depression also benefit from support groups as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. And cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the best treatment for depression that is socially or environmentally caused!

Most times those suffering from situational depression (caused by loss or sudden changes in their lives) benefit most from CBT.

The tremendous and beneficial changes CBT can produce in a couple to few sessions is amazing!

CBT teaches individuals “self-efficacy” which is assuming ownership for the thoughts that are creating the depressed feelings. By empowering oneself through monitoring negative thinking and re-creating these thoughts using positive cognitive scripts, individuals begin to feel better faster than merely “waiting” for time to pass and feel good.

For some, ingraining these positive scripts into their minds is not the easiest and through the help of hypnosis, the positive thinking scripts can be incorporated much faster.

When there are no chemical imbalances that are causing depression, then hypnosis is a great therapy in helping an individual regain control of their life rather quickly.

You see, situation depression is often the result of playing the same negative thinking patterns over and over again in the mind which leads to continual depressed feelings because of negative thinking. Hypnosis can be extremely beneficial in blocking out the negative thoughts and replacing them with positive thoughts.

In fact, whenever one thinks a negative thought, this negative thought serves as a “trigger” for positive thoughts to begin immediately. This is set in place while the individual is under hypnosis with these cues being engrained in the unconscious mind.

What the individual learns under hypnosis is then applied in everyday living, especially when depressing thoughts and feelings begin to take over.

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Dr. Peter
Staff Writer
Free At Last Hypnosis

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