The Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Depression feels different to different people and not everyone will experience all of the following symptoms. Listed below are some of the most common symptoms that may indicate a person is suffering with depression:
|• Feeling restless and agitated||• Poor concentration and/or memory|
|• Change in appetite (including weight-gain
|• Not coping with things that used
to be manageable
|• Pessimism (eg the glass is always
half-empty instead of half full!)
|• Constantly thinking about loss and
|• Feeling guilty||• Self-criticism|
|• Reduced levels of activity||• Feeling tired all the time|
|• Exhaustion both mental and physical
(also known as ‘burn out’)
|• Increased fear and feelings of
|• Preoccupation with self||• Withdrawal from other people|
|• Loss of sense of humour and the ability
to enjoy things
|• Feeling sad, upset and close to tears
all the time
|• Feelings of unattractiveness||• Feelings of worthlessness|
|• Feeling the future seems hopeless||• Feelings of helplessness and/or despair|
|• Inner feelings of emptiness and loneliness||• Loss of interest in life|
|• Difficulty or inability to make decisions||• Low confidence|
|• Crying a lot||• Poor sleep patterns|
|• Loss of interest in sex||• Suicidal thoughts|
Who gets Depressed?
Most people are likely to feel down and depressed at some time in their lives, although it is true that some people are more prone to depression than others. It can be due to low amounts of the chemicals Serotonin and Noradrenalin in the brain which may require Anti-Depressant medication. It is important to seek professional help if you feel you may be suffering with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and/or depression.
Breaking the ‘Vicious Cycle’
There really is no need to suffer in silence, you just need a bit of help to break free from the ‘negative vicious cycle’ in order to regain control of your life.
The Good News
Nowadays, there are many things that can be done to help people who are depressed. There are some helpful drugs (Anti-Depressants) available and many effective psychological treatments including Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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