Everyone can feel down sometimes, unfortunately we face such situations in life that can cause us to feel low or upset. Feeling upset about something bad that has happened in life is normal. As humans, we have a range of emotions and this is completely understandable. However, sometimes, the ‘low’ feelings can become a bit too much for us to handle and you may think that they are going on for too long, in this case, you may need to speak to a professional to look for signs and symptoms of depression. 

  • Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. It is when you feel persistently sad for weeks or months. Depression affects different people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms. It is important to seek medical help if you feel you may be depressed, so you can get the right help.

Symptoms of depression can range from lasting feelings of unhappiness, hopelessness, excessive guilt, or feelings of being useless to, losing interest in the things you used to enjoy. You may very tearful most of the time. Many people with depression also have symptoms of anxiety. There can be physical symptoms with depression, such as feeling tired, lacking energy, eating less or eating too much, having difficulties falling asleep. You may even experience aches and pains. 

There are many causes for depression, for example, you may feel worried about the future, you might feel lonely, you may have broken up with your boyfriend or girlfriend, you may have a problem in your marriage, you might have lost someone close to you or you may have lost your job. the list can go on, but the main thing is, how these problems make you feel.

There are lots of different ways you can try to manage or cure your depression and Ukiyo Clinic can provide you with support and help at each step. 

Treatment for depression can involve a combination of lifestyle changes, such as exercising, stopping smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink or trying new activities. You can also try counselling e.g. talking therapy or CBT. Sometimes, you may need medication for depression. Your treatment will be based on your specific needs and will also depend on the type of depression you have e.g. is it; mild, moderate or severe depression. 

Depression can come and go. Some people may suffer with depression for many years, where some people may only suffer with it for a few months, But the most important to thing to understand is that you are not alone. There is lots of help out there for you, which means you don’t have to suffer in silence.

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