Therapists and Depression Resources Hackney

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.

Ferguson Centre
020 85215223
26 Low Hall Lane
London
Family Welfare
020 72723036
148 Hornsey Lane
London
Pashun Outreach Services
020 88841500
Hastingwood Trading Estate
London
Southwark London Borough Of Community Project Southwark Social Services Learning Difficulties/Mental
020 78200457
42 Braganza Street
London
Deptford Primary Care Mental Health Team
020 86911335
Lind Clinic James Lind House
London
Mansfield House Support Home
020 88001669
36 Mansfield Avenue
London
Tottenham Mews Resource Centre
020 75304400
1 Tottenham Mews
London
Ebony Peoples Association Ltd
020 88032200
215 Fore Street
London
Jamestown Mental Health Centre
020 75864170
78 Adelaide Road
London
Newham Primary Care Nhs Trust East Ham Centre Community Mental Health Team
020 85865100
Shrewsbury Road
London
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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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