Feeling low in mood from time to time is normal and part of life.
Depression is a common condition that can affect any age or gender.
There are different types of depression a person can experience from mild, moderate or severe depression. A person can develop depression due to a life event such as bereavement (for example) or due to biological, social and psychological factors. Some people may become depressed overtime and are not aware of the reason why.
Some symptoms that are associated with depression are:
· Feeling low in mood and being tearful
· Not engaging in activities you once enjoyed
· Isolating from other people
· Feeling hopeless, irritable and restless
· Feeling numb and empty
· Having suicidal thoughts
. Impact on personal hygiene
People who suffer with depression can also have other mental health disorders also such as anxiety.
Depression can be challenging to live with; there is help available for anyone suffering with depression so they do not have to go through it alone. With the right treatment they can move towards recovery.
Talking therapy can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour to bring about positive changes to your life. Therapy can also help you develop healthy coping skills.
GP intervention is also an option as medication may also be needed depending on the type and severity of the depression alongside talking therapy.