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Depression can affect anybody at any stage of their life. It has an effect on three different parts of us…

Things we feel physically… Things we do or stop doing… Things we think…

Are you experiencing any of the following?

Thoughts

  • Losing confidence in yourself
  • Expecting the worst and having negative thoughts
  • Thinking you hate yourself/feeling worthless
  • Poor memory or concentration
  • Thinking that life is not worth living
  • Feeling sad, guilty, upset, numb or despairing
  • Thoughts of being alone even if you are in company

Physical or bodily signs

  • Tiredness
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep problems
  • Feeling worse at a particular time of day – usually mornings
  • Changes in weight, appetite and eating
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Losing interest or enjoyment in things
  • Crying a lot or unable to cry when a truly sad event occurs
  • Feeling angry and irritable about the slightest things

Behaviour

  • Having difficulty in making decisions
  • Can’t be bothered to do everyday tasks
  • Putting things off
  • Not doing things you used to enjoy

If you have selected more than five of these thoughts, feelings or behaviours then you may be experiencing low mood or depression.

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You may also find it helpful to look at our Depression resources which has a collection of online self help, guides and worksheets and/or support groups in and around your area.