Depression – What is it?

Depression is a condition in which a person can feel low in energy, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general. Many have times when they can feel low due to a short term illness, injury, or event in life. But when these feelings last for a longer period of time, it may be a case of depression.

When these feelings last for more than about two weeks and interfere with daily activities like work school or socialising, it is best to get professional help.

Depression is a situation that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. This can be improved with various forms of help.

First stop is usually the family doctor, as it may be related to a physical health issue. A depression treatment can help in most cases. 

Depression & Anxiety – The same?

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating. But each disorder has its own causes and its own emotional and behavioral symptoms.

Many people who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder earlier in life. 


Depression Test

This test can give a general indication of depression level. Based on the PHQ9 test. This is not a substitute for a professional opinion.
Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems?

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1. Little interest or pleasure in doing things?
2. Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?
3. Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much?
4. Feeling tired or having little energy?
5. Poor appetite, or overeating?
6. Feeling bad about yourself – or feeling that you are a failure, or that you have let yourself or your family down.
7. Trouble concentrating on things, such as reading or watching the television?
8. Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite – being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual?
9. Thoughts that you would be better off dead, or of hurting yourself in some way?

Thank you for taking the Depression assessment quiz.
Please seek help if you need it!

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When we have a series of stressful life changing events, or unwilling to face change. These can contribute to unhealthy levels of stress and negative emotions and attitudes and even cause physical symptoms!

  • A physical illness or injury
  • Unable to manage stress
  • Cant relax to recharge your energy
  • Obsessive thinking
  • Poor self image or attitude
  • A change in career, job, or redundancy
  • Personal Relationship issues
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Stagnated personal growth
  • Loss or lack of social life
  • Unable to change a bad habit
  • Sudden downturn in finances
  • Excessive intense emotional levels of Anger, Sadness, Fear or Guilt cause a host of problems with your health, your family, even at work.

Symptoms & Effects


Depression is feeling down, de-energised, weak or hopeless for and extended period of time. With little interest or pleasure in doing things.


  • Breathlessness, tightness in the chest
  • Fast or irregular heart beat
  • Headaches, Migrianes, dizzy spells
  • Sleeping problems, nightmares
  • Obsessive thoughts
  • Fear or panic for what is about to happen

There are many other symptoms, but those mentioned are the most common ones. Moreover, these symptoms can lead to other secondary issues, especially phobias, and OCD. Also many seek an escape into Addictions.

  • Alcohol & Drug / Substance abuse
  • Excessive risk taking
  • Gambling
  • Bulimic eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa

Depression Treatment & Solutions

You can significantly improve your quality of life and get to experience again a feeling of well being.

Although Depression and Anxiety can be a chronic emotional disorder and effecting the body.

With current advances in neurosience we specialise in depression treatments and anxiety disorders, and will help you regain your poise, feel calm, at ease, and well.

A personal depression treatment schedule will be arranged. Using some or all of these methods:

  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • 2 day Breakthrough Coaching
  • NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming)
  • Therapeautic audio recordings

Many make appointments in our Marbella Clinic.

A home visit is available from Malaga to Gibraltar if you prefer.

Many enjoy travelling to Marbella to have personal sessions away from it all. Either an idyllic retreat with views out over the Spanish countryside, or in a luxury hotel near the beach.

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How can it be possible that a lifetime of frustration and anger can be lifted in only one day? My husband had outsmarted me convincing everyone, family and close friends, he was not having affairs left right and centre. I almost though I was going insane. When the truth came out it was worse as i had the family to deal with. Thank you Stuart A lot more value than I had from a rehab clinic in Scotland Janet

Divorced, Scotland

Teaching can be very rewarding yet stressful and full of anxiety expecially when the school inspectors are in, and many fall into overwhelm from time to time including myself. From being on mild medication for six years I am confounded how Stuart has done so much for me to help me get a life back free from the Black dog as some call it. And free from medication now since my last review with my GP.  I would highly reccomend you make the call and get help. Victoria

Deputy Head Teacher, United Kingdom

I thought it was depression brought about by my being ill for six months and off work. But this went on for nearly two years after, and medicated for most of that time. We discovered that my hyper obsessiveness at home and at work which usually serves me, became the beast that had ripped me mentally apart when unable to leave my bed. I did have a number of sessions with Stuart as there was a lifetime under review. But far quicker results than I or my family could have imagined. My horse is also getting more exercise now as the living free of the problems and the medication which just sapped my joy away. Louise

Company Director, Gibraltar

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