CBT Treatment for Depression

How to deal with Depression and COVID-19
Depression

How to deal with Depression and COVID-19

Depression is a mood disorder and it is estimated that 1 in every 4 people experience significantly depressed mood at some time in their life. In a time where self-isolating and social distancing are being strongly recommended this can increase the risk of loneliness and in many cases can cause a…

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What is the difference between depression and low mood?
Depression

What is the difference between depression and low mood?

When you’re not feeling yourself, it can be hard to differentiate between just feeling a bit low or depression. Many people compare emotions to a spectrum of colour – when we’re feeling positive and happy our emotions fall on the light end of the colour spectrum, with our negative and unhappy emotio

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Is there really such a thing as high-functioning depression?
Depression

Is there really such a thing as high-functioning depression?

High-functioning depression, otherwise known as dysthymia is a topic that divides sufferers and mental health professionals alike. Can you really be suffering from depression but still able to keep up appearances? Everyone has their own idea of what depression looks like. Constant low mood,…

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Five tips to help overcome depression
Depression

Five tips to help overcome depression

According to the World Health Organisation, depression will be the second-leading cause of world disability by 2020. With January in full swing, commonly billed as the most depressing month of the year, it’s essential for sufferers of depression to equip themselves with useful tips on how to…

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Living With Bipolar and Manic Depression
Depression

Living With Bipolar and Manic Depression

Bipolar disorder, sometimes known as manic depression, is a complex illness affecting between 1% and 5% of the population. People with the condition have problems with their moods, experiencing periods, or ‘episodes’, of extreme highs (mania), and usually periods of depression.

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Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Depression

Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Although September this year has provided a record-breaking heat wave, for some, autumn to winter depression is only around the corner. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a treatment for anxiety and depression in general, can help seasonal depression and may prevent it recurring in future years.

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10 Signs Of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Depression

10 Signs Of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The prescribed treatment for depression under the NICE guidelines is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. If you are experiencing some symptoms related to this article you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Feel free to call us now on 0207 929 7911 for any depression enquiries.

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Suicide: The Killer of Men
Depression

Suicide: The Killer of Men

Suicide is currently the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK, and men are nearly four times more likely than women to take their own life. And members of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance – 70 organisations from the private, public and voluntary sectors – are calling upon men

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CBT and Post Natal Depression
Depression

CBT and Post Natal Depression

Coping with a new baby The arrival of your first baby is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life and the ultimate expression of the union of your relationship. However, I do see clients with post-natal depression for which CBT is the recommended therapy according to NICE. people feel…

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CBT if you are looking after a loved one
Depression

CBT if you are looking after a loved one

In my work as a CBT Therapist in London, I help many people thorough CBT to have a better life. However, one of the points that are always brought up by my clients is the seemingly lack out support and understanding from people close to them. To some extent, it’s understandable and providing them…

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Middle Aged Men And Suicide
Depression

Middle Aged Men And Suicide

It has been a tragic few days for music fans. On Thursday, the lead singer of nu-metal band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of 41 in his home in Los Angeles. Bennington died on the day that would have been his friend Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.

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iCBT Proven to be Effective for Depression
Depression

iCBT Proven to be Effective for Depression

Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered online is effective for treating depression in adults concludes a new meta-analysis presented at the Annual Meeting for the Psychiatric Association in the United States. CBT, a type of talk therapy, has been shown to be effective in treating depression…

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Frazzled Cafes
Depression

Frazzled Cafes

In a bid to shake off the stigma around mental health, Marks and Spencer is planning to launch mental health ‘cafes’ where shoppers can talk about issues that are affecting them.

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What is Blue Monday?
Depression

What is Blue Monday?

BILLED as the “most depressing day of the year” Blue Monday has struck bringing with it a dark cloud of doom. The party season is over and the endless late nights and booze-fuelled bashes have taken their toll and, apparently, today is the day that it all comes to a head.

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Social Browsing Christmas Depression
Depression

Social Browsing Christmas Depression

Too much Facebook browsing at Christmas - and seeing all those "perfect" families and holiday photos - is more likely to make you miserable than festive, research suggests. A University of Copenhagen study suggests excessive use of social media can create feelings of envy. It particularly warns…

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Fun Activities Cure Depression
Depression

Fun Activities Cure Depression

Going out for dinner, learning to tap dance or seeing friends are all effective treatments for depression, according to recent research published in the Lancet. These activities even have a therapeutic name – behavioural activation. The research says it works as well as established treatments, such…

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Teenage Depression Soared 25 Years
Depression

Teenage Depression Soared 25 Years

On most counts, young people's lives are improving. Drinking, smoking and drug-taking are down in the UK; teen pregnancies are at their lowest level for nearly half a century. Yet there is growing evidence that teens are in the grip of a mental-health crisis. It is as if, rather than acting out,…

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9-Ways-Support-Friend-Depression
Depression

9-Ways-Support-Friend-Depression

1. Remember they’re still them Depression can seem to suck the personality from the happiest person to the extent you may think they’ve changed for good. But it’s important to remember that this the illness, not them. Underneath they still love pickled onion Monster, Munch, they still hate Game Of…

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Phone Making Depressed
Depression

Phone Making Depressed

According to the Huffington Post, your iPhone may well be making you depressed. It's been estimated that the average mobile phone user checks a device 150 times a day, and nearly a third of smartphone users admit that they're addicted to their devices. Everyone knows that having your nose in your…

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CBT-Drawings-Social-Media-Changing-Perceptions
Depression

CBT-Drawings-Social-Media-Changing-Perceptions

A recent article in the BBC discusses online comics for mental health and how they help to create personal conversations on the subject. Online comics about mental health are helping to change the way we talk about these illnesses, according to illustrators. People are feeling isolated and…

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8-Steps-Depression-CBT
Depression

8-Steps-Depression-CBT

Depression is hard to live with, hard to explain and hard to understand if you have never suffered it before. These are the things to say that help: 1. You deserve help! Depression is a problem in that when you have it; you often think you deserve it. It's hard to imagine a time when life isn't…

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