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Prof. Paul Gilbert OBE


Questions to ask Paul.

How do I know if I have depression?

Can I lead a normal life with Depression?

What are your top tips if I am dealing with depression?

How does depression affect our behaviours?

How common is depression?

What is Depression?

What are the symptoms of Depression?

What causes Depression?

What are the early signs of Depression?

What is the therapy for Depression?

Who should I tell about my depression?

How might depression affect my appetite?

How does depression affect the way we think about things?

How do I stop self-criticising?

Can depression relate to my background?

How should I support someone with depression?

How do I learn more about depression?

How would I recognise that someone has Depression?

What shouldn't I say to someone with Depression?

What should I do If I think someone, I care about has depression?

You don't have to suffer in silence.

Paul is a clinical psychologist.

He’s the founder of compassion focused therapy (CFT), compassionate mind training (CMT) and author of books such as The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life’s Challenges and Overcoming Depression.


We all have low moods at times, but depression is more than feeling unhappy sometimes. It’s a low mood disorder that lasts for a long period of time and affects your everyday life, including how you think, feel, and act.

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Prof. Paul Gilbert OBE


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Mental Health UK

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