Hypnosis and Depression
Depression is a very common condition that will probably touch most of us at least once in our lifetime, either through personal experience or that of a loved one, child, friend, colleague or neighbour.
On a worldwide scale depression is a major player with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating a staggering 350 million people suffer from this condition. This figure is probably an underestimation because a lot of people do not recognise the problem or seek professional help and therefore go untreated, often for years. Thus, there are an awful lot of depressed people wandering around out there.
Depression affects a huge amount of people worldwide. However, when we are talking about depression it must be understood that this, sometimes debilitating illness, has many forms and varies in intensity from person to person.
One thing is for certain though, and that is that major depression is on the increase. It has been estimated, that if the current trend continues, that by the year 2020 depression will be the 2nd most disabling condition after heart disease. Worryingly, it is the teen age group that has seen the biggest rise