What is it?

lWe all feel down we all feel down from time to time, that's just the nature of things. Sometimes, and for some people, it may be diagnosed as a depressive illness.

Clinical depression involves a loss of interest pleasure of any kind and last for weeks, months or years.

Often this is combined with a deep and all pervading feeling of sadness, sleep problems, low libido appetite changes, inability to concentrate and make decisions and a sense of being 'out of it'. Also feeling confused and socially withdrawn. Some people will also have thoughts of  'wanting to end it all'.

Lower energy levels and physical pains can also be part of the picture.

This is not a complete list of all the symptoms; some people may experience some of those symptoms outlined here and maybe some others as well. If you are concerned, speak to your Doctor who will be in a position to make a proper diagnosis.

Often, depression can be successfully managed through medication and a course of therapy and counselling.




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