The signs of depression can be complex and they vary from person to person. If the feelings are interfering with your life and don’t go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back, over and over again, for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that you’re depressed in the medical sense of the term.
What are signs and symptoms of depression?
- Do you have trouble concentrating or remembering things?
- Do you have angry outbursts frequently?
- Do you find yourself losing interest in daily activities?
- Have you experienced a reduced sex drive recently?
- Do you feel as if your thinking has slowed?
- Do you wrestle with feelings of sadness and discontent?
- Do you find that even small tasks require a lot of energy?
- Are you plagued by regret, getting hung up on past failures?
- Do you struggle with suicidal thoughts?
- Do you have trouble sleeping?
- Are you irritable often?
- Have you noticed a change in your appetite recently?
- Are you agitated or anxious often?
- Do you break into crying spells for no apparent reason?
These symptoms can have a negative impact on your well being and usually affect your relationship with your partner, family or friends.
Understanding depression and its triggers can be helpful for sufferers trying to manage the condition.
Counselling involves talking about difficult or painful feelings and, as you begin to face them, you may feel worse in some ways. However, with the help and support of your therapist, you should gradually start to feel better.
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