Depression

Depression - Brian O'Sullivan Counselling - www.changes.ie,counselling and psychotherapy in laois

Depression is the number one psychological disorder in the western world. It is growing in all age groups, virtually every community and this growth is seen mainly in the young especially teenagers, at the current rate of growth it will be the second most disabling condition in the world by 2020, behind heart disease.

Depression can take many forms. It can come from short lived feelings of sadness to more severe episodes. If you experience five or more of the following symptoms for more than two weeks, you may wish to consider counselling or psychotherapy.

  • Feeling sad, depressed, anxious or bored.
  • Feeling tired, fatigued where everything is an effort.
  • Waking at night or too early in the morning, oversleeping or difficulty in getting to sleep.
  • Slow thinking, poor concentration, forgetfulness or indecisiveness.
  • Loss of interest in food, work sex and life seems dull.
  • Reduced sense of self worth, low self esteem or guilt.
  • Headaches, chest or other pains with no physical basis.
  • Not wanting to live, suicidal thoughts or thinking of death.