Depression can involve persistent sadness or low mood. You may experience loss of interest or pleasure; disturbed sleep; change in appetite and weight; tiredness; agitation or slowing of movements; poor concentration or indecisiveness.
Depression is often characterized by feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt. You may feel ashamed or regard your feelings as a weakness and find yourself becoming increasingly withdrawn. Sufferers can have recurrent thoughts of death. This is not usually a fear of death, more a preoccupation with death and dying.
Even in the most severe cases, depression is highly treatable. According to research CBT is the most effective treatment for depression. Used together with Mindfulness, CBT addresses problematic thought patterns with the aim of disengaging attention from repetitive negative thoughts that often trigger low mood.
Treatment helps you to understand cause and to develop strategies for improving mood.
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