Men are less likely to talk about depression and anxiety which means it can often go untreated. There are so many contributing factors including physical health, relationship issues, employment problems, social isolation and changes such as separation or divorce. Depression creates change in the levels or activity of certain chemicals that carry messages within the brain in particular the ones responsible for mood and motivation. Some people may be more at risk if they worry a lot, have low self-esteem, are perfectionists or sensitive to personal criticism. It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms and have a medical check-up if you feel sad, down or miserable most of the time and have lost interest in most of your usual activities. For more information visit www.beyondblue.org.au
Hypnotherapy can assist with confidence and low self-esteem issues, stress levels, anxiety and reframing past experience. This can lead to a better quality of life which will assist in meeting the demands of modern day living.