Using a humanistic approach, we can help you to understand the causes of your depression and help you work towards, positive mental wellbeing

 

About Depression

What Is Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by low mood and a wide range of other possible symptoms, which will vary from person to person. An illness that can develop quickly or gradually, and be brought on by life events and/or changes in body chemistry. It can strike anyone, and is curable.

Some experts look upon depression as a defence mechanism that one's body adopts in order to escape from unbearable stress. In some cases, it could even be a form of anger directed towards the self for not having lived up to one's expectations, which may well have been set too high in the first place.

 

What Are The Signs Of Depression?

The signs of depression are many, because this soul-destroying illness affects each person differently, and in its degree of severity. You may be suffering from depression if, for a long time, you experience several of the following symptoms:

 

  • Sadness and feeling weepy.

  • Numbness, lethargy and a loss of interest in things and activities you used to enjoy.

  • Wanting to hide away from people, perhaps even by staying in bed.

  • Constant tiredness and problems sleeping.

  • Loss of appetite, or eating to excess for the comfort it may bring.

  • Stress and frustration.

  • Irritability and aggression.

  • Feeling that you cannot cope.

  • Inability to see any glimmer of a 'light at the end of the tunnel'.

  • Asking yourself what the point of living is.

Steve Bennett - The Resolve Clinic

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