Suffering from Depression in San Antonio?

Early last year (March 2017), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a powerful statement from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, declaring depression “the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.” WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide are now suffering a diagnosable depression. This reflects an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015.

In today’s environment, a number of factors contribute to the notion that depression is far more a social problem than a medical one. The rapid rise of depression in just a few years reflects the chaotic world we live in, evidenced by our individual and collective higher levels of distress in many life arenas.

Hypnosis is an effective tool for teaching numerous beneficial skills which do notcreate a dependence on medications, such as effective coping skills, problem solving
skills, social skills, behavioral skills, and even basic relaxation skills whichcan help alleviate sleep disturbance. It can also help people achieve a happier mood and decrease or dispel the pessimistic and negative thoughts that general accompany depression.  These are all skills that are well established as essential to recovery from depression.

Medicalizing depression has done a great disservice to people by misleading them into thinking the problem is in their neurochemistry rather than their circumstances and their depressing perspectives about their circumstances. The scientific evidence has grown exponentially in recent years that makes it clear we need to do much more to help people than drug them with medications of questionable safety and efficacy.

If you are suffering from depression, hypnosis may be provide a safe, effective and non-pharmaceutical way to deal with the issue.  To get help, call 210-325-1567.

April 7th is World Health Day.  Last year, WHO highlighted its “Depression: Let’s Talk” campaign and began its one-year global campaign encouraging people to begin to talk openly about their depression and start to get the help they need.