A person experiencing depression is likely to encounter difficulties in coping with daily stressors and may feel helpless and alone. In fact, sometimes simple activities such as getting out of bed, bathing, and dressing can feel like an impossible feat.

Depression is defined as having a sad or discontented mood and can leave an individual feeling unmotivated, hopeless and can sometimes lead to suicidal ideation or suicide itself.

Some people become depressed after experiencing a traumatic life event or stressful changes such as a separation or divorce, the death of a loved one, losing a job, financial issues or a decline in health. Other factors such as social isolation, domestic abuse or the presence of another psychological condition can also contribute to depression. For example, woman who may have recently given birth may struggle with post-partum depression.

Signs and symptoms of depression can include frequent crying and overwhelming feelings of sadness, worthlessness, changes in sleep, anxiety, anger, unexplained physical pain, difficulty concentrating and thoughts of suicide.

Depression is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy, and the condition is highly treatable.

For help dealing with depression please contact Carmel via email or by telephone 07931301773 for more information and to arrange an initial consultation. 

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