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Depression


The word 'depression' is used to cover a very wide range of problems, from short periods of low mood to a lifetime of major illness. The great majority of cases that involve low mood will sort themselves out and do not require medical intervention. However, at any one time, between 5% and 10% of the population are suffering from depression at a level that needs support, and it is likely that 20% of us will have a depressive episode of some kind during our lifetime.


It is likely that about half the people with clinical depression will also have another mental health problem, such as an anxiety disorder. Those suffered by children and adolescents might be in the area of behavioural or attention difficulties.


Depression can affect anyone, but, as can be seen with anxiety disorders, there do seem to be certain 'risk factors' that make the problem more likely. These include childhood abuse, severe trauma, having a grandparent or parent with the problem, or losing a parent whilst very young. The latter situation might involve losing any significant adult who lives in close proximity to the child.


Hormonal and nutritional deficiencies can contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. The Hormonal and Nutritional Health Programme can evaluate levels of hormones through simple saliva tests.  The adrenal stress profile (ASP) evaluates adrenal cortex function and the circulation fluctuations in the hormones cortisol and DHEA.



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