Depression Self Help Therapy Online – Signs and Symptoms

John has been a moderately successful public sector lawyer for the last 15 years.

Although intelligent, he suffers from low self-esteem and is plagued by insomnias and low levels of energy. For the past few weeks he has felt unusually fatigued and found it increasingly difficult to concentrate at work. His coworkers have noticed that he is often irritable and withdrawn.

John feels that he has not excelled in his career the way he could have, which he attributes largely to a crippling talent for procrastination about making important decisions, as well as his difficulty concentrating.

Although John feels burdened by a nagging sense of hopeless about his situation and worries that he might get even worse one day. It’s like he’s trapped inside a hole from which he sees no way out.

John initiated EMDR sessions which took him back to the memories about how his demanding father always expected him to be the top of the class. Through EMDR John has significantly reduced the way he looks at himself and started giving more value to his own

 

Signs of Depression

Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or an injured self-esteem.

But when feelings of intense sadness – including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless – last for many days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally, signs of depression may be something more than sadness. It may very well be clinical depression – a treatable medical condition.

Signs of depression occurs when you have some of the following symptoms at the same time:

  • A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
  • Lack of interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed.
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day.
  • Feelings helpless about the present and hopeless about the future.
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day.
  • Impaired concentration, indecisiveness.
  • Insomnia (an inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping).
  • A sense of restlessness or being slowed down.
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain.
  • Continuously thinking about problems and unable to clear the mind.
  • Thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death).

EMDR treatment for Depression

EMDR is one of the most researched and fastest growing psychotherapies worldwide. The reason for its success is the high efficacy rate of the therapy. Patients start feeling improvements much faster than with other therapies while it does not involve any drugs.

It is supported by numerous practice guidelines worldwide, including the World Health Organization, the American Psychiatric Association, the US Department of Defense, the United Kingdom Department of Health and many others.

SelfBetter.com has developed an Online EMDR Session Tool which allows you to perform self-administered EMDR, benefiting from all the advantages of EMDR, with effective results on anxiety reduction, at the safety and privacy of your own home.

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