Depression

Depression is a mental health condition which can affect anyone, anytime. It affects your feelings, energy levels, thinking and behavior and can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, recovering from depression is possible and recognizing symptoms early is important. Depression can affect your relationships, work life and family life. If you have been experiencing at least five of the following symptoms for over 2 weeks, make an appointment to see me:

  • Feelings anxious, sad, guilty
  • Having low levels of energy and feeling fatigued or tired
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Losing weight from having no desire to eat
  • Thinking slowly and having poor concentration
  • Losing interest in family, social life and hobbies
  • Having low self-esteem
  • Having aches and pains for no particular reason
  • Losing interest in living life and having thoughts about dying or suicide

 

If you think you might be depressed, I can help you decide which approach to treatment is best for you once the diagnosis is confirmed. You can be helped so don’t try to deal with depression alone. Reach out to a mental health professional you can talk to and give you the reassurance you need while helping you to find ways to cope. Please do not do this alone.