Therapists and Depression Resources Bournemouth

Depression affects many people--men and women, young and old--and one part of treating depression involves therapy. Therapists can help clients get to the root of the cause of depression and give them advice on how to cope with daily issues. Continue reading to learn more about therapists and depression resources and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Bournemouth & Poole Advocacy Service
01202518989
73 Talbot Avenue
Bournemouth
Community Mental Health Team
01202584440
Bournemouth West CMHT Hahneman, Hahnemann Road
Bournemouth
Bournemouth Adult Mental Health Psychology Team
01202304634
18 Tower Road
Bournemouth
Dr Baker Partnership
01202 761766
10 Elgin Road
Bournemouth
Awaken the Change
01202 248468
16, Leybourne Avenue
Bournemouth
Community Mental Health Team
01202458751
Wallisdown Heights, 121 Canford Avenue
Bournemouth
Community Mental Health Services
01202443102
11 Shelley Road
Bournemouth
Child & Family Mental Health Services
01202646300
Shelley Clinic, 11 Shelley Road
Bournemouth
East Bournemouth Mental Health Team
01202390557
Kings Park Unit, Gloucester Road
Bournemouth
I Eskenazi
01202 723675
45 Caledon Road
Poole

Coping with Depression

Coping with Depression from Grief or Bereavement

Coping with Depression | Mental Illness From Grief & Mourning Depression after bereavement is very common. A study by Zisook in 1993 looked at the rate of depression in late-life widows. The results showed that 16 per cent of them had depression 13 months after bereavement. About 15 percent of people will have a bout of major depression at some point in their lives.

The type of depression after a death is often called reactive depression as it is response to an event. Depression is more than feeling a bit sad or blue. It is a real illness that has a range of symptoms including physical manifestations such as headaches and raised blood pressure as well as emotional feelings such as being unable to function on a day to day level.

Depression is very treatable and the first step is identifying whether you have depression. There are common symptoms of depression:

Psychological symptoms:
  • continuous low / blue mood or sadness.
  • feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
  • low self-esteem.
  • tearfulness.
  • feelings of guilt.
  • feeling irritable and intolerance of others.
  • lack of motivation, and little interest in and difficulty making decisions.
  • lack of enjoyment.
  • suicidal thoughts / thoughts of harming someone else.
  • feeling anxious or worried.
  • reduced sex drive.
Physical symptoms:
  • slowed movement / speech.
  • change in appetite / weight (usually decreased but sometimes increased).
  • constipation.
  • unexplained aches and pains.
  • lack of energy / lack of interest in sex.
  • changes to the menstrual cycle.
Social symptoms:
  • not performing well at work.
  • taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends.
  • reduced hobbies and interests, and difficulties in home and family life.
There are many approaches to the treatment of depression including medication, talking therapies and self help. Some people choose not to treat their depression but by getting help you can avoid unnecessary emotional pain. The best place to start is with your GP who can talk through the options with you.
  • Medication. People often fear they will become ‘hooked’ on medication. The main aim of medication is to allow you to resume day to day activities and begin to cope again. It rarely resolves the underlying issues and feelings. Medication can take up to a month to begin to work and sometimes you have to try several different kinds to find the one that suits you. Anti-depressants are not addictive but if you choose to come off them it is best to do so in a controlled way.

  • Counselling. This is when you tend to work one on one with a counsellor and they help you to talk through your feelings. Counselling isn’t an overnight remedy. You need to find a counsellor who you trust and can talk openly with.

  • Support of friends and family. There is still a huge stigma attached to depression and mental health in general but it is just an illness like ...

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