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Depression

Depressive Disorders

Depression is the third most common reason for a visit to the GP in Britain. It is the most common psychiatric disorder by far. At any given point, it is estimated that 1 in every 10 people is living with depression or anxiety. Almost 1 in every 5 people will suffer an episode of depression in the course of their lifetime, and around two thirds of adults will experience a depressed mood significant enough to interfere with their normal life. Women are around twice as likely as men to be depressed.

Trying to cope amidst a chronic feeling of low mood, physical tiredness or extreme anxiety can be tough. Persistent bad feelings about oneself and life in general are draining, unhelpful and most importantly, not your fault.

Depression can affect people of all ages and from all walks of life and circumstances.

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If you have been struggling with depression, know that there is something that can be done about it. At the London Psychiatry Centre, we are experts in tackling this condition. With the right help, you can feel better.

How Do I Know If I Am Depressed?

It can be difficult to identify when you are suffering with Depression because the condition lowers self-esteem and feelings of confidence in your own judgment. Ironically, you may be more likely to think you’re ‘making a fuss about nothing’ at a time when you most need help.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a depressive disorder, book an appointment with one of our experts. Our skilled practitioners treat all kinds of depressive illnesses. We will do everything possible to help you recover and enjoy the best life has to offer. Call us now on 020 7580 4224.