Everyone feels unhappy from time to time. But with depression, that feeling is deeper, lasts longer and is more unpleasant than just ‘being down’ for a while. The severity of depression can vary from mild depression to clinical depression (also known as major depression or severe depression).
Some of the common symptoms and signs of depression can be found here.
Sometimes there’s an obvious reason for it, such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement – but depression can also occur after ‘happy’ events like having a new baby. At times, there seems to be no clearly identifiable reason for depression. Whatever the underlying cause, when depression sets in it’s time to seek treatment.
Our treatment approach for Depression
There are three types of depression treatment available here at Nightingale Hospital London: talking therapies, medication and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Several talking therapies for depression are available depending on your personal needs. Counselling would enable you to talk about your feelings to an objective, professional person; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps people overcome the negative thoughts that can sometimes be the cause of depression; Interpersonal and dynamic therapies can be helpful if you find it difficult to get on with other people.
Medication can also be effective if your depression is severe or goes on for a long time. It may help you to feel less anxious and cope better so that you can start to enjoy life and deal with problems effectively again.
Depression Treatment tailored to you
Whatever option is best for your needs and personal circumstances, all treatments for depression are available here in London and you may attend as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. Our over-riding aim is to use our expertise in the most effective way, ensuring the support and treatment we offer in a personalised, flexible and most able to speed your recovery.
Nightingale Hospital London has a number of the UK’s leading depression specialists – Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists – able to help you through your depression. It’s essential that you have someone you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on either our depression specialists or depression treatment programmes, do call so we can help you feel secure in the decisions you make.
Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700, 24 hours a day or enquire online