Home > Medical > Depression > Health tips Updated 25 February 2014 Beat depression after retirement Most of us equal the word "retirement" with relaxation, holidays and sleeping late. But for many it can be the start of depression. 0 Pin It iStock Talk Man Talk forum » Quiz Could you be bipolar? » Ask CyberShrink » Quiz Are you depressed? » Climate change hit list 10 salty food culprits Most of us equal the word "retirement" with relaxation, holidays and sleeping late. But for many it can be the start of depression. It is common for people to suddenly feel emptiness and despair when they retire, especially if they have invested everything in their careers and neglected other areas of their lives.Take action:If you are planning to retire in the near future, take note of the following: lead a balanced lifestyle and cultivate interests outside of work; don't wait until retirement to plan what to do with your time – plan ahead. Prevent isolation by getting involved in activities where you can meet people with similar interests; learn more about depression and its symptoms; if you are worried that you may be depressed, seek help as soon as possible. Could you be depressed? These are the symptoms More in Medical Workday blues? More: DepressionHealth tips advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical What we know about Reeva’s Injuries Medical Steaks hold a toxic surprise for Florida family. News Hearing-aid apps pump up the volume Fitness How much protein do exercisers need? Lifestyle Blood spatter analysis – how it works Parenting Some parents prefer mobiles to kids at mealtimes From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Beware of the danger! » Asthma danger zones 13 danger zones Teen dangers 21 dangerous things people do Here are 21 things people do without thinking. But they are dangerous, and could kill you or the people around you. Preventing HIV » Male screening tests HIV protective shots HIV vaccine Vaginal ring to prevent pregnancy, HIV and herpes A new vaginal ring, similar to existing birth control rings, promises to provide months of protection against pregnancy, HIV and herpes.