What Is Depression?
While feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, Depression is when we experience feelings of sadness, worthlessness, lack of energy, withdrawal from social interactions, and not enjoying previously pleasurable activities among others.
Some people will struggle with feelings of low self-esteem, whereas others may feel very fatigued. Generally, the most common experience in depression is a feeling of sadness which can be accompanied by a wide range of other symptoms. Depression also does not need to necessarily be caused by an event; sometimes, feelings of depression may feel like they have no identifiable cause.
Common symptoms include:
- Feeling hopeless and helpless
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Changes in appetite (eating too much or too little)
- Sleep Changes (sleeping too much or too little)
- Anger or irritability
- Loss of energy
- Feelings of self-loathing
- Difficulty concentrating
Depression is a common mental health difficulty and you don’t have to suffer alone. At Spectrum Mental Health, our experienced clinicians can help provide support to those suffering with symptoms of depression. If any of the above sounds familiar, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to set up an appointment or find out how we can help you.