Depression comes in many forms—from major depression and seasonal affective disorder, to dysthymia and bipolar disorder. Depression involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her.
Depression is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely “pull themselves together” and get better.
Depression, even in the most severe cases, is a highly treatable with cognitive based hypnotherapy. As with many issues, the earlier that treatment can begin, the more effective it is and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented. I always recommend you consult a GP if you believe you suffer from depression.