Hypnotherapy and Depression

30% of Depressed People are not Receiving Treatment

May 17th, 2018 Posted by Blog 0 thoughts on “30% of Depressed People are not Receiving Treatment”

Hypnotherapy helps relieve depression according to experts. Unfortunately depression is increasingly becoming a global problem, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally more than 350 million people suffer from depression, more women than men being affected. Many, but not all are being treated.

While depression can arise from many different causes, growing evidence indicates that depression may also be linked to ongoing low-grade inflammation in the body. Studies have linked depression with increased levels of inflammatory markers when compared with people who are not depressed.

Arising from infection or injury to the body, where proteins such as cytokines are released, inflammation can also be triggered by stress, problems at work or an unhappy relationship.

Symptoms of depression can thus be physical, such as changes in appetite or disturbed sleep; psychological, such as feeling tearful or having no motivation or interest in things or social such as taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends.

Though more people are receiving care, perhaps as a result of increased public awareness, destigmatization from consumer groups and government campaigns, and advertising (for therapy and medications), work needs to be done both to identify and help the 30 percent of people who are depressed, and untreated.

Hypnosis has become recognized as a potentially effective treatment for many individuals with depression. Some recent studies have shown that it is more effective than cognitive-behavioural therapy, which is the most common therapy approach in treating clinical depression.

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Beth Sullivan


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