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Depression

Depression is more than feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down but when depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months.

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Common Symptoms

  • Feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feeling tearful
  • You may have symptoms of anxiety
  • Feeling constantly tired
  • Sleeping badly
  • No appetite
  • Low sex drive
  • Aches and pains

 

Treatment at home

  • Talking therapies
  • Medicine
  • Combination of both

 

When should I book a GP?

It’s important to seek help from a GP if you think you may be depressed. Many people wait a long time before seeking help for depression, but it’s best not to delay. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you can be on the way to recovery.

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