At one point or another, everyone will deal with some sadness at some point in life, and if things do not go according to plan, these feelings may lead to becoming depressed. Although this is normal and there is no need to worry (the sadness should pass and you should feel better with time), it is important to recognize the difference between the daily conditions that cause sadness and the more extreme sadness that affects daily function and your life. In fact, you may be going through depression and not even be aware you are.

Depression is characterized by some or several of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Poor sleep
  • Change in appetite
  • Restlessness
  • Unexplained physical symptoms
  • Lethargy

  • Sadness
  • Worthlessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Loss of libido
  • Poor concentration
  • Thoughts about death and dying

Depression affects everyone differently, and treatment varies according to each person. Some people have improved through personal counselling, while others need medication. If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact us to arrange an appointment and discuss your options.