“The depressed need the support of society to enable them to overcome their problems.”
Leslie Lim, Depression, the misunderstood illness (2008)
I believe that Michael Yapko is one of the leading researchers in depression in the world. And what he has said is that there has been a huge amount of research into the biological reasons for depression and how antidepressants can be used in treatment, but not so much on the social aspects and this impact on well being. He, therefore, spent a huge amount of time looking at how these aspects affected well being and how we can change our lives, within our support network, to reduce or eliminate depression.
At London Hypnotherapy UK, David Kraft believes strongly that individuals suffering from depression need supprt from their therapist not only to deal with their problems–negative ruminations, sleep dysfunction, eating disorders or other associated conditions–but also helping them to adapt to and control their social environment. This can be done in the psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as in the hypnosis.
David Kraft is a fellow of the RSM and a member of BSCAH.