Depression is not just being sad. Depression can be invisible to others. Depression is experienced by high performers. Depression is not a sign of weakness. Depression is one of the most common illnesses worldwide, with an estimated 3.8% of the population affected. Approximately 280 million people in the world have depression
It is normal to feel down once in a while, but if you’re sad most of the time and it affects your daily life, you may have clinical depression. It is a condition you can treat through talking to a professional and/or making changes to your thinking and lifestyle.
What are the symptoms of depression?
- Loss of interest or pleasure in your activities
- Feelings of sadness
- Weight loss or gain
- Irritability and poor anger management
- Trouble getting to sleep or feeling sleepy during the day
- Feeling restless and agitated, or else very sluggish and slowed-down physically or mentally
- Being tired and without energy
- Feeling worthless or guilty
- Trouble concentrating or making decisions
- Thoughts of suicide
Have you had really bad days, the ones where you can’t get out of bed or take a shower? On those days, it is impossible to find the motivation to leave your house. Even if it’s to go to therapy. However, you still deserve to have therapy so that you can begin making progress. Depression is not a choice. Our specialists understand and they are here to support you.