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What is Depression?

Everyone feels down from time to time, but when these feelings last for a long time or become very severe - this is a condition known as clinical depression.

Despite growing awareness, too many people still dismiss depression as not being a ‘proper’ illness and this can often put sufferers off from seeking help.

However, depression is a recognised psychological condition and the good news is, the majority of people can make a full recovery if they receive the right kind of treatment and support.

Don’t delay - the sooner you get help, the sooner you can get on the road to recovery.

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Depression Symptoms

People are affected by depression in different ways and the condition can lead to a range of symptoms.

These can include:

  • Feelings of intense sadness
  • Losing interest or no longer gaining pleasure from activities you previously enjoyed
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Low sex drive

This is by no means an exhaustive list of symptoms.

Depression can affect people in many different ways, so if you're not feeling quite yourself, it's very important to see a doctor about it.

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Due to the stigma that still surrounds depression, many people are worried about coming forward.

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Depression Treatment

Treating depression can involve talking therapies, prescription medication or a combination of both.

Since depression affects people in different ways, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment and the course your doctor advises will largely be determined by the type of depression you’re suffering from.

Lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise and cutting back on alcohol are also often recommended and there’s a range of self-help options that can contribute to a successful treatment.

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What Causes Depression?

Depression can be triggered by many things, from traumatic life events to lifestyle choices. Symptoms will often become apparent over time.

Common reasons for depression include:

  • Loss - such as a loved one, relationship or job
  • Loneliness
  • Dependency on alcohol or drugs
  • Stress
  • Illness - for example, if you have to stay in bed for a prolonged period
  • Personality traits - such as low self esteem or shyness
  • Family history
  • Giving birth - some mothers experience postnatal depression
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