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Depression & Anxiety

 

 

"Depression is a serious illness, about 1 in 5 people will have a bout of severe depression at some point in their lives...''

 

It is very different from the common experience of feeling miserable or fed up for a short period of time. When you’re depressed, you may have feelings of extreme sadness that can last for a long time. These feelings are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, and can last for weeks or months, rather than days.

Depression is often experienced with anxiety, and sometimes constant anxiety can lead to depression.

  • Feeling overwhelmed, numb, empty and despairing

  • Feeling helpless, feeling very tearful and upset

  • Distancing yourself from others; not asking for support 

  • Feeling very anxious, experiencing busy, repetitive thoughts

  • Being restless and agitated , unusually irritable & impatient

  • Waking up early, having difficulty sleeping, or sleeping more

  • Feeling tired and lacking energy; doing less and less

  • Using more tobacco, alcohol or other drugs than usual

  • Not eating properly and losing or putting on weight

  • Poor concentration, difficulty remembering things

  • Feeling low-spirited for much of the time, every day

  • Getting little or no pleasure out of life or what you usually enjoy

  • Blaming yourself and feeling unnecessarily guilty about things

  • Lacking self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Taking a bleak, pessimistic view of the future

  • Being preoccupied with negative and or suicidal thoughts.

If you are suffering from depression & anxiety professional counselling could help you.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Snr. Accredited Counsellor

M: 07833 732930

Curdridge, between Fareham and Southampton, Hampshire.

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