The following resources may provide useful information and support about depression, anxiety, and post traumatic reactions and useful links to websites supporting clinical research in the U.K.


Understanding mood disorders

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) websites describe symptoms and treatment of depression, PTSD and other affective disorders from a US perspective.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists website provides information about the affective disorders and their treatment from a UK perspective.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced treatment recommendations for the affective disorders in the UK.

Seeking help for emotional difficulties

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If you wish to seek help for affective disorders via the NHS you should consider visiting your GP. You may also want to see if there is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative in your area and if this takes self-referrals.

Additionally, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) can help you find the nearest private cognitive behavioural therapists to you.

The Samaritans provide help and support at any time for those experiencing distress or despair, including feeling suicidal. You can also telephone them on 08457 909090.

The SANE website provides information, help and support for people in the UK who are depressed and anxious.

The MIND website provides information, help and support for people in the UK experiencing mental health problems, and can be telephoned on 0300 123 3393.

The Depression Alliance is UK based charity which offers information, self-help groups and supports groups for depression.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists have published the [pdf] help is at hand document which provides an informative summary of self-help approaches to depression.


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