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Depression Support

Depression is more than just a passing mood and it cannot be wished or willed away. It is not a situation that you can simply "snap out of". At any one time 1 in 4 people will be suffering with depression. Whether you are suffering from mild, moderate or severe depression they can all feel extremely debilitating and can ruin lives.

Symptoms of depression

  • Loss of energy
  • Frequent crying spells
  • Loss of appetite
  • Changes in sleep pattern - often not sleeping at night and wanting to sleep during the day
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Inability to take pleasure in previous interests
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Prolonged sadness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Types of depression

There are many different types of depression, the most common being:

Following a full assessment, Dr de Silva will establish what type of depression you are suffering from and together with you come up with a treatment plan that suits you.

Who is at risk?

There's no single reason why people suffer with depression and it can affect anyone at any time - For example, at any one time 1 in 4 people will be suffering with a different type of depression.  However, research has identified several factors associated with an increased risk for depression:

  • Family history
  • Early childhood trauma
  • Negative life events
  • Alcoholism
  • Residence
  • Marital status
  • Work status
  • Physical illness


Many patients require individual sessions with a mental health specialist. Dr de Silva would conduct a comprehensive assessment and explain her conclusions to you .She would discuss the treatment options taking into consideration your views and what she considers the optimum treatment for you. Treatment would generally include medication, or individual therapy or both. You would be reviewed regularly by Dr de Silva to monitor your progress.

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Contact us now to see how Dr de Silva and her team can help with your depression or call us for free confidential advice on 0207 1298 114.

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