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19 December 2012

Down or really depressed?

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Roughly one in 10 people will experience a depressive episode in any given year. It may be you. It is quite normal not to feel completely happy all of the time – in fact, if you did, you probably need help. But if you feel unhappy, dull and listless most of the time, you have to consider the possibility that you may be suffering from depression.

Other signs are feelings of anxiety, irritability and helplessness. Indicators also include disrupted sleeping patterns, sudden weight loss or weight gain, poor decision-making ability, loss of interest in formerly enjoyed activities, unexplained aches and pains and a feeling of worthlessness. The good news is that help is available. Start with your GP. Do it today. No one deserves to feel this grim. 

 
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