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Depression

Depression ranges from feeling fed-up and miserable, which we all experience now and again, to feeling so sad and low that it becomes difficult to carry on with your daily life.

This more severe form of depression, often called ‘clinical depression’, can involve symptoms such as loss of interest and motivation, poor concentration, tearfulness and feelings of worthlessness and guilt.

It can also include other physical symptoms such as anxiety, problems sleeping, reduced or increased appetite and weight and a lack of energy.

Common Problems

 
At its most severe, people with depression feel that life is hopeless and not worth living, and may plan or attempt suicide.

If you think you may be experiencing depression, ask your GP for support. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems, it is also one of the most easily treated.

The following links below offer more detailed information and advice on a wide range of mental health conditions:

Depression Alliance

MIND

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Mental Health Foundation

NHS Choices