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The World Health Organization had predicted that by 2020 Depression will be the second highest cause of illness after heart disease in the Western world. The suicide rate in depressed persons is at least eight times higher than that of the general population. Unfortunately the word depression has been misused over the years as an adjective to describe people displaying some type of antisocial behaviour, which has probably lessened the seriousness of this condition in the eyes of many people.

Depression sufferers may not understand their condition and if presenting to a doctor may only talk about vague physical symptoms such as lack of sleep. This of course may make it difficult for a medical doctor to see underlying mental signs of depression. If you are feeling in a depressed mood nearly every day for a two week period with diminished interest or pleasure in all or most activities, agitation, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness and diminished ability to think or concentrate then you need to seek help as soon as possible.

People with depression were found to have a higher risk of serious physical problems. Some of these problems may be blood related such as blood clots, heart attacks or stroke. It can even affect the immune system (which can lead to cancer and pain). Further problems associated with depression are allergies, chronic pain and arthritis. Severe headaches can be debilitating brought about by depression.

There are treatments that can reduce or eliminate depression symptoms. These include cognitive therapy and counselling along with a medication plan from a medical practitioner. However a most effective and quick way is hypnotherapy. A properly registered and highly experienced clinical hypnotherapist can help a depressed person recognize the source of their depression and eliminate it. Hypnotherapy works at the subconscious level and effective results can usually occur in 3 to 6 visits, each approximately a week apart.

For more information regarding hypnotherapy and its application for treating depression call a registered hypnotherapist near you. Alternatively you can call the clinic at Advanced Hypnotherapy on 0401 616 505 at any time.

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