(PRWEB UK) 15 August 2013
An unstable economy has resulted in more and more people seeking help for mental health problems reports the Droitwich Standard on August 6.
However, doctors say that with more support people with less severe issues would be able to deal with them by themselves and that while there is a focus on suicide it is at the high end of the scale and doctors are seeing more people struggle on a much lower level on a day to day basis.
The Standard figures reveal that 19.603 Redditch and Bromsgrove residents were recognised as having depression on 2011/2012 compared to 17,761 the previous year – an increase of 10.4 per cent. There has also been a 2.3% rise in the numbers living with schizophrenia, bipolar and other psychoses from 1,805 to 1,110 over the same period.
In South Worcestershire, 30,588 residents were recognised as having depression in 2011/12 compared to 29,275 the previous year – an increase of 4.5%. There was also a 7.2% rise in schizophrenia, bipolar and psychoses from 1,870 to 2,004 in the same period.
Dr Richard Harling, the county’s director of public health, said it was important to focus on what individuals should be doing for themselves as well as what they should and should not be expecting from services on offer.
Many people can find hypnotherapy sessions an effective way of dealing with stress and anxiety. The National Council for Hypnotherapy connects members of the general public with professional, skilled hypnotists throughout the UK who are qualified to help with a wide range of issues such as stopping smoking, weight loss and anxiety. A spokesperson from the company said:
“Hypnotherapy has proved effective for some of the side effects of mental health conditions such as alcohol and drug abuse as well as stress and anxiety. By addressing your problem, defining goals and visualising how you could live your life without the issues holding you back – you can begin overcoming these problems and start living a better life.”
NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the UK and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst our members. Those looking for help with smoking, weight, anxiety, panic attacks, habits and phobias may be helped by local NCH accredited therapists, look for the NCH seal of approval on their websites. As one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists, the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) is actively involved with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and strives to develop standards for the benefit of the profession, now and into the future.