What is Depression?
Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges faced by people and it affects how you think and feel. Milder forms of Depression can make the easiest task – difficult that you do on a daily basis, such as sleeping , walking , talking and working. However severe Depression can make a person feel worthless, helpless and they may have suicidal thoughts. Depression can affect anyone at any time and age .
Living with depression can be difficult for people who are experiencing depression and others around them. Seeking and receiving support can benefit the individual to gain an understanding whether they have depression or not . Even the most severe cases can be treated often using talking therapies or medication
Do I have Depression?
The barrier for many people stopping them from seeking help and support is whether or not they actually have depression .If you feel that you are struggling with your emotions and feel unable to cope you may benefit from seeking support a G.P or Counsellor can help and understand what you need , you are worthy of help , you do matter and your issues are not trival even if your perception and you believe them to be .
Symptoms of Depression
- Loss of Self – Esteem
- Feeling low or tearful
- Loss of motivation
- Feeling empty or numb
- Difficulty making decisions
- Feeling guilty or worthless
- Wanting to Self-harm
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Feeling hopeless
- Feeling helpless
- Finding no pleasure or enjoyment in things you use to love
- Loss of Energy
- Moving Slowly
- Unexplained Aches and Pains
- Loss of interest in Sex
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty speaking or thinking clearly
- Finding it hard to concentrate and remember things .
“I feel much better”
“I found Nicky to be very easy to talk to and that she had the experience to be able to advise me on the best course of action to address my issues. She was able to help me understand my problems and work out the best way for me to deal with them. The sessions didn’t go on for longer than they needed to and I feel much better as a result”.
When is it time to Seek Help?
If you experience the symptoms of Depression for more than two weeks everyday, you should seek help from your doctor.
Depression is a treatable condition and the two most common form offered are Counselling and medication.
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