Feeling low all the time?
From time to time we can all feel unhappy, miserable and fed up. While these are understandable reactions to disappointing or stressful events and experiences, it is also quite normal to experience them for no reason at all. But if they continue, they can be signs of depression.
Depression affects one in six of us, with common symptoms including lack of motivation, problems in concentration, pessimism, sleep disorders, irritability, crying, suicidal thoughts, isolating, changes in appetite, loss of sex drive and lack of interest and pleasure.
If you are suffering from depression you won’t relief of that quickly. Your feelings of sadness can continue for weeks and months, and interfere significantly in your relationships, job quality and health.
It’s important to remember is that you’re not alone, and help is at hand.
It could be that you are suffering from depression and may benefit from depression counsellors or psychotherapists if you have some of the symptoms listed below:
- Finding hard concentrating and making decisions
- Feeling restless, irritable and nervous
- Feelings of hopelessness and disappointment
- Lack of interest in sexual relationship
- Avoiding other people and isolating
- Feeling useless and hopeless
- Difficulty sleeping, waking up or sleeping more
- Pain, headaches and lack of energy
- Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
- Easily fall in tears
- Not enjoying activities that you used to enjoy and getting no pleasure from life
- Thoughts of suicide
Talking to one of our depression therapists and counsellors here can support you explore the root causes of your depression and low mood.
We can also help you decide whether it is beneficial for you to try out cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, which focus on lifting the escalating cycles of depression and low mood.