Life Transitions Counselling

Depression

Depression is a prolonged and persistent negative mood which can interfere
with many aspects of life. Some of the signs of depression include:

  • Profound and persistent tiredness
  • Sadness
  • Disappointment
  • Lack of interest or enjoyment
  • Crying spells
  • Reduced appetite, or over-eating
  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • Problems with concentration or poor memory
  • Low or no sexual desire
  • Aches and pains

Everyone experiences feelings of depression at some stage; feeling “sad” is a normal part of the
human experience, and this sadness generally passes within a few hours or days. Depression that
lasts for extended periods of time and interferes with day to day functioning,
or causes us to self-harm, is of a more serious nature.

If you have experienced any of the listed symptoms, then your depression is at a
level where you would benefit from seeing a therapist.