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Signs and Symptoms of Depression

Life Works - the leading specialist in depression treatment.

signs of depressionThe symptoms of depression are largely focused around depressed behaviour, distorted thinking and sometimes physical symptoms.

People suffering with depression often lose interest in the individuals and activities they once loved. Other symptoms of depression include They have persistent depressed feelings or negative thought and may feel numb or tired.

If you are ready to start depression treatment, Life Works can help. The first step is calling our trained admission professionals at 0800 081 0700 or filling out our contact form.

Signs and symptoms of depression

  • You are unable to enjoy life anymore.
  • You have lost interest in friends, family and activities you used to enjoy – for example, going out, hobbies or sex.
  • Your mood is persistently low or depressed.
  • You are not taking care of yourself – for example eating poorly, not washing every day, or staying in bed.
  • You feel 'flat' or numb.
  • You are experiencing increased mood swings, irritability or restlessness.
  • You have overwhelming feelings of guilt, worthlessness or self-loathing.
  • You are hypercritical of your perceived mistakes or flaws.
  • You feel hopeless, that life is no longer worth living or that you are unable to improve your situation.
  • You have experienced episodes of paranoia.
  • You are struggling to sleep (insomnia), are sleeping too much (hypersomnia) – or have disturbed sleep.
  • You have unexplained physical or digestive pain – for example, headaches, muscle pain, back or stomach aches.
  • You are neglecting responsibilities at home or work – for example, not taking proper care of your children or underperforming in your job.

If you need depression treatment help or advice, please call us at 0800 081 0700 or fill out a contact form.

Symptomatic denial

Denial is a common symptom of depression, so you may deny that you have a problem both to yourself and to others, through:

  • Minimising the impact of your depression on your health.
  • Criticising those around you for making too much fuss about your depressed behaviour or physical symptoms.
  • Concealing your depression from your friends and family.
  • Placing the blame for your depression on other people or situations in your life, such as "I'm depressed because my job is so stressful".

Get help

At Life Works, we know that depression can take over your life. Without proper treatment, this illness can rob you of your friends, your social life and your identity. We understand what you are going through and we are here to help.

If you are ready to get back to the people and activities you love, Life Works can help. It all starts with a free call to one of our wonderful depression treatment professionals. If you are ready to smile again, call us at 0800 081 0700 or fill out our contact form.

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