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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.

Help manage anxiety and reduce patterns of unhelpful thinking

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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