Depression is a term to describe a wide range of mood disorders that create psychological distress in the sufferer.
It can ebb and flow with the severity of the symptoms and can often be erratic - sometimes mild, sometimes bad, sometimes very bad, sometimes bearable. Symptoms recede and return. This can last a few weeks, or months or even years.
Depression is, to feeling low; as having the flu, is to the common cold! If you have ever had true flu, then you know what I am talking about.
Happiness is NOT a perpetual state of being, despite the glossy magazines! If happiness was a 10 and a low mood was 5, then severe depression is 0. Sufferers often feel nothing, just a persistent deadness; as if the world is going on around them or in a separate place. Unlike a normal low mood, this feeling doesn't go away. We feel frightened and it can feel as if there is no hope of anything ever being any better.
If you've been diagnosed with depression, you may wonder why it has happened to you. The fact is that anyone can get depression; but anyone can get the help they need for treating depression! So many of us these days have so much stress in our lives, due to work pressures, family situations, relationship issues that it eventually wears us down. Some people say that depression feels like a black curtain of despair coming down over their lives. Many people feel like they have no energy and can't concentrate. Others feel irritable all the time for no apparent reason. The signs vary from person to person, but if you have been feeling "down" and these feelings are interfering with your daily life, you may be depressed.
Depression may not have a single cause; often, it results from a combination of things. You may have no idea why depression has struck you.
Everyone feels "down" sometimes. To feel discouraged or sad sometimes is perfectly normal. Having passing moods of dissatisfaction with life is a normal human condition. To feel grief or sadness during times of loss is expected and understandable.
Depression can often begin with our mental attitudes and our outlook on life. For many, depression becomes a constant problem, a continuous battle with everyday living. Millions of lives that could be directed towards fulfilling relationships, joyful employment and healthy families are currently being clouded by daily feelings of depression or anxiety and stress.
The good news is I can help by looking at your diet, lifestyle and your personal history. We can both start to find the triggers that have caused the depression and create the perfect path to your recovery. I have suffered with it myself, so I can empathise with you. This is NOT a life sentence.
Why don't you give me a call for a chat? It costs you nothing for a confidential, initial consultation over the phone, and we can both see if therapy is the right way for you to go forward to the happy life, you deserve!
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I look forward to speaking with you.