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Depression

Everyone feels a bit sad from time to time – depression is a more serious form of this

What is Depression?

Everyone feels a bit sad from time to time – depression is a more serious form of this. If you have depression these feelings can last most of each day, for a noticeable period of time – for example, a couple of weeks. It’s more than just feeling down or in a low mood.

Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include:

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., inability to sit still, pacing, handwringing) or slowed movements or speech (these actions must be severe enough to be observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery. At Insight Counselling we’re here to help you through every step of recovery.

It’s important to take time out for ‘self-care’

Self Help Guide

We have collated the best information available from the NHS to help you get started on the road to recovery. 

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