What is Depression?

Depression can be a very distressing condition, and yet is a remarkably common one. Although depression is often used synonymously with 'sadness' that is only part of the story. Yes you may very well be sad, but you may also suffer with any or all of the following:

  • Doing very little
  • Finding everything an effort
  • Not getting enjoyment from anything
  • Not laughing or finding things funny
  • Sleeping badly and waking early
  • Sleeping too long and unable to get up
  • Always feeling tired
  • Taking non prescribed drugs
  • Feeling like everything is pointless
  • Having few friends
  • Drinking too much
  • Avoiding people
  • Being irritable
  • Arguing with people
  • Unable to keep things tidy
  • Unable to look after yourself well
  • Having a poor appetite
  • Eating much too much
  • Being indecisive
  • Having trouble solving problems
  • Having trouble concentrating

So it is no wonder that depression can be very distressing, and it is remarkable that people who don't suffer from it can so underestimate its impact. It exists worldwide, and has existed for as long as we have reliable accounts of human experience. Fortunately we can do helpful things for it, and it is these good things that this website addresses for you.

To view some causes of depression click here.

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