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2.

Depression
& Anxiety

It may be possible to experience depression and anxiety at the same time with symptoms such as: 

  • feeling restless

  • being agitated,

  • struggling to sleep and eat.

In its mildest form, depression can present as simply feeling low in spirits and though you are able to lead a ‘normal’ life, it can impact your body and mind making things seem harder to do and less satisfactory or enjoyable.. At its most acute, depression can be self-destructive and life-threatening. Types of depression can include:

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) - depression that occurs at a particular time of the year, or during a particular season.

  • Dysthymia - a continuous mild depression that lasts for two years or more. Also referred to as Persistent Depressive Disorder.

  • Prenatal depression – (antenatal depression) which occurs during pregnancy.

  • Postnatal depression (PND) – occurs in the first year after giving birth.

We all experience general worries and fears which are forms of anxiety, but when these feelings become excessive and overwhelming it may be a sign that something more serious is happening and it might be worth contacting a trained professional for help.

 

Therapy can provide tools to help you overcome anxiety and support you in your journey to self-acceptance. Challenging negative thoughts when necessary. Helping to find the root cause of your depression and regain your self-confidence, empowering you to find your own solutions. Use the form below to get in touch and see if we can work together.

If you would like to know more about depression and anxiety or how therapy can help you, visit organisations like: 

Mind

Age UK

BACP

It may also be worth speaking to your GP if you have concerns..

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