What is Depression?
Depression can affect people in different ways and manifest itself in various symptoms. If you are feeling low from time to time, this is normal in life. Depression is more than just feeling unhappy and down for a few days or the changes of moods according to life’s events. It is the long-lasting feeling of sadness, unhappiness, and hopelessness. Depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can just “pulling yourself together” or “get over it”.
Sometimes there might be a trigger that causes depression such as life-changing situation: losing of loved ones, losing job, moving house, giving birth, etc. But sometimes it can also be an accumulation of stressful events in life, or one might be depressed for no obvious reasons at all.
Do I have depression?
Depression symptoms range from mild to severe, and there can be both psychological and physical conditions including:
- Feeling down-hearted and blue for a long period of time
- Inability to experience positive feelings
- Feeling isolated
- Losing interest in things that used to enjoy
- Losing of enthusiasm for anything
- Feeling tearful and touchy
- Lack of energy
- Feeling constantly sleepy
- Having bad sleep
- Losing of appetite
- Losing of sex drive
- Aches and pains
- Call a friend or talk to someone
- Listening to uplifting music
- Watch funny videos
- Go out for a walk
- Think about things you are grateful for
The good news is that majority of people with depression can make a full recovery with the right treatment and support. With The Positive Therapy, your treatment will be designed particular to suit your background and situation. The treatment will be the combination of life-style change, talking therapy, and hypnotherapy where appropriate. The goal is to support you to feel happy and healthy like you wish to be. Get in touch.