Depression Travel Insurance
If you or one of your travelling companions suffers from Depression, it is important that you have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave on your trip. Depression is a serious mental disorder that involves sadness, guilt, restlessness, anxiety, shame and a host of other negative feelings. Depressed people often lose interest in what previously excited them, have less appetite, and may be overtired. Depression is more common than is often assumed and is triggered by unfortunate events, psychological conditions or even medical treatments and drugs. Depression can be treated with therapy and a thorough evaluation of what caused it.
JS Travel Insurance can now provide cover for your Gadgets, such as Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computer Game Consoles. You will be able to select this cover on the quote page of our website.
JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Residents of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands..
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
Depression Medical Questions
When obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- Have you ever had a compulsory admission to hospital for treatment of Depression ?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for THIS condition in the last 2 years ?
- Have you currently been advised to take any medication for this illness ?
- Have you been referred to or treated by a psychiatrist for depression ?
- Has depression ever caused you to cancel or cut short a planned trip ?
Common Symptoms of Depression
The nature of the condition and symptoms (both physical and psychological) can vary greatly between cases. Generally, the most common signs of Depression are ongoing feelings of hopelessness, desperation and sadness and a loss of interest in life. Some of the most common psychological symptoms include:
- Low self esteem
- Changes in appetite
- Lack of motivation
- Continual low mood
- Suicidal feelings
- Feeling anxious, worried or guilt-ridden
- Loss of interest in social interaction
- Work performance suffering
Prepare for Jet Lag. Jet Lag can upset your sleep patterns and bring about depressive episodes. In order to avoid this impacting your trip, plan time to rest after the flight, try to maintain your sleep patterns as much as possible and avoid drinking alcohol on the flight.
Maintain your Regular Routine. Try to maintain your routine and sleep patterns as best as possible. If you have to be in bed by a certain time or need a certain amount of sleep, don’t let this slip just because you’re on holiday.
Eat healthily. Diet can be a factor when coping with Depression. If you find that eating healthily helps you, make sure you keep up your diet as best as possible while abroad.
Exercise. Much like diet, exercise can also help control the symptoms of Depression. Taking time to exercise when on holiday can help control your condition and ensure it doesn’t affect your trip.
Medication. If you’re on anti depressants or other Medication, pack enough to last you for the duration of your trip, plus some extra, in case of delays or emergencies. Also, split the Medication between separate bags, so that there is not the risk of losing it all if one bag was to go missing, and keep it on hand at all times.
Keep in contact with your Doctor. Staying in touch with your Doctor and / or Home Support Network via phone or email can help you stay on track and get through any depressive episodes.
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover for Depression or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.