We all feel sad and low from time to time. However, if these feelings persists for weeks or months, you may be suffering from depression. Depression is one of the most common mood disorders and can significantly affect a person’s day to day life and relationships.

Some common symptoms of depression include:

  • Low mood
  • Worthlessness
  • Helplessness or hopelessness
  • Tearfulness and worry
  • Lack of concentration
  • Indecisiveness
  • Irritability
  • Lack of enjoyment and motivation in everyday activities
  • Low appetite or increased appetite
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Excessive guilt
  • Lack of energy
  • Thoughts of harming yourself

When to seek help

If you are experiencing 5 or more symptoms for more than 6 weeks is important to seek help. Depression can impact severely on your mental health and your life.

Dr Maria Pournara, Chartered Psychologist, has considerable experience with treating depression and can help you. Dr Maria Pournara offers therapy / counselling for depression online.